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Empire Pass Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,000'
Location: 40.60517, -111.50647 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: tri-cameron on Sep 30, 2013
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Sunny, windy and cool. A rock garden just east of Empire Pass is 4 miles south of Park City. The area makes up mostly v-easy lowball boulder problems. It is close to pc, the setting is nice and dogs are allowed. There is one bolted choss problem on the south side of the rock garden. The quartz is mostly solid and there is still potential for a few more routes. Butt start for the full effect.

Getting There 

From Park City travel south 224 to the summit of Empire Pass. The portion of the road is closed in winters and the pass indicates the ski area boundary of Deer Valley Resort.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Empire Pass

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Empire Pass:
Goggle Tan   V3-4 6A+     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Empire Pass
Rock Climbing Photo: Night mission, FA out of the Smoke Shack

Smoke Shack V4 6B  UT : Wasatch Range : Empire Pass
Crawl on in and get comfortable, it's a bit cramped. Start with your feet facing out, hands on a large knob under the roof. A few moves resituate your hands and feet so you can turn around and stick your head out the front door. Good pockets beyond the first 3 ft of the face make for an easier finish. Try to only use the main boulder, not the ones to either side that it is wedged between. Good creative footwork makes all the difference....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By JSaarela
From: Park City
Jun 23, 2015
Any more info on that bolted route? FA? Meant to be TR? Came across it today and it looked interesting... 2 bolts reasonably placed up to a ledge (about mid point at about 15 ft), then nothing until the anchor. I don't know a whole lot about placing gear, but it didn't look like there were any reasonable points to make the route a sport/trad mix. If you fell from the level of the anchor, you would either A: deck on the midpoint ledge, or B: potentially hit the ground.

Are the 2 bolts in the route just there for rope management? DO NOT attempt on lead without checking it out from the top/ridge first.

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