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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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Description 

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.

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Weather station 3.1 miles from here

11 Total Routes

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V1: Prepare to unload. From the sit-start on the left, head straight up the left side of the boulder to the top.V2-3: Ride it around the bullwheel. That is, once you get off the ground (sit-start on the left), follow the face around the edge of the roof to the right. Keep those tips up (feet off the ground... a bit contrived as you traverse)! Nice mix of underclings, long reaches, knobby crimps, and high-steps....[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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