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Fucoidal Quartzite

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Adios Amigos 
Begging For Bolts 
Black Knight 
Butt Ball 
Cling or Swing 
Community Effort 
Dream Realized 
Drilling In The Dark 
Flying Outhouse 
Gill's Grace 
Illusions Extension 1 
Illusions Extension 2 
Jam Crack 
Lieback Crack 
Limestone Cowboy 
Man and Woman 
Mighty Mouse 
Mission Statement 
Nebulous Precision  
Pansy, The 
Super Cannon Ball 
Tennis Ball 
Terminalogical Inexactitude 
Tiny Toons 
Tooth and Nail 
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Fucoidal Quartzite 

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Fucoidal Quartzite is some of the best rock in the canyon; hence, it is also very crowded. It is warm and not too far from the road.

Forty routes grace these walls; some being multipitch. The grades range from 5.5 to 5.12d.

Getting There 

Park at the paved parking area at mile marker 472.5. Scramble up to the climbs.

29 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Fucoidal Quartzite:
Drilling In The Dark   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Jam Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad   
Lieback Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Mighty Mouse   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Community Effort   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Dream Realized   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Illusions   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Cushions   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Terminalogical Inexactitude   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Gill's Grace   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Cannonball   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Mission Statement   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Nebulous Precision    5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport   
Illusions Extension 1   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 70'   
Begging For Bolts   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Flying Outhouse   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
Cling or Swing   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Limestone Cowboy   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 70'   
Adios Amigos   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Man and Woman   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c     Sport, 50'   
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Alex working the crux on Man and Woman 13a/b

Man and Woman 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Fucoidal Quartzite
Awesome! A very continuous climb with mostly small crimps, and periodic 'jugs' and jugs. After mounting an inverted triangular piece of stone (origin of name?), rest on jugs for the short slab finish, as it is much harder than it looks. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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1.Begging For Bolts 5.11a  <br />2.Terminalogical Inaxtitude P1:5.10b/c  <br />P2: 5.12c/d  <br />3.Gills grace 5.10c Trad  <br />
BETA PHOTO: 1.Begging For Bolts 5.11a
2.Terminalogical Inaxti...
Drilling in the Dark
BETA PHOTO: Drilling in the Dark
Drilling in the Dark
BETA PHOTO: Drilling in the Dark
1. Tennis Ball 5.8  <br />2. Tooth and Nail 5.12b/c  <br />3. Cannonball 5.10c  <br />4. Man and woman 5.13a
BETA PHOTO: 1. Tennis Ball 5.8
2. Tooth and Nail 5.12b/c
3. ...
Tennis Ball
BETA PHOTO: Tennis Ball
the first routes as you come up to Fucoidal Quartzite. Left to right <br />1. Limestone Cowboy 5.12	 2. Tiny Toons 5.5  <br />3. Illusions 5.10b,  <br />or finish in chimney: 5.11a  <br />or finish on Adios amigos 5.12a/b  <br />4. Adios Amigos 5.12a
BETA PHOTO: the first routes as you come up to Fucoidal Quartz...
left to right <br />1. <a href='/v/limestone-cowboy/105869709'>Limestone Cowboy</a> <br />2. <a href='/v/tiny-toons/105796332'>Tiny Toons</a> <br />3. <a href='/v/illusions/105796335'>Illusions</a>  <br />4. <a href='/v/adios-amigos/105869786'>Adios Amigos</a> <br /> with variation Adios Mission 5.11B in red <br />5. <a href='/v/mission-statement/105869792'>Mission Statement</a> <br />6. <a href='/v/community-effort/105796338'>Community Effort</a> <br />7. <a href='/v/jam-crack/107827457'>Jam Crack</a> <br />8. <a href='/v/begging-for-bolts/105869796'>Begging For Bolts</a> <br />9. <a href='/v/terminalogical-inexactitude/105869804'>Terminalogical Inexactitude</a> P1 and P2 <br />10.<a href='/v/gills-grace/107830688'>Gill's Grace</a> (Trad) <br />11.<a href='/v/nebulous-precision-/106516932'>Nebulous Precision </a>
BETA PHOTO: left to right
1. Limestone Cowboy
2. Tiny Toons
1.Terminalogical Inaxtitude 5.10b/c  <br />2.Gills grace 5.10c Trad  <br />3.Nebulous Precision 5.10d
BETA PHOTO: 1.Terminalogical Inaxtitude 5.10b/c
2.Gills grace...
Fucoidal Quartzite from the road
BETA PHOTO: Fucoidal Quartzite from the road
1. Tooth and Nail 5.12b/c  <br />2. Cannonball 5.10c  <br />2a super cannonball 5.10c/d  <br />3. Man and woman 5.13a <br />
BETA PHOTO: 1. Tooth and Nail 5.12b/c
2. Cannonball 5.10c
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By alexa
From: logan
Jun 25, 2008

The geology sign got run over last summer and is no longer there.

By Chase Gee
From: Wyoming/ Logan Utah
May 7, 2009

Mile markers changed its now at 470 i believe.

By Aimee Bates
May 28, 2009

It is mile marker 470.5.
WTF? Someone find a whole 200 extra miles somewhere?? Don't ask the ranger about it, apparently a touchy subject : )

By scottso
Apr 8, 2012

Anyone know anything about the bolted arete between mission and community effort? Looks way run out.

By Brian Hestetune
From: Logan, UT
Apr 10, 2012

I remember TRing that last year. It felt like a mid 10 - low 11? Seemed like there was a possibility of an arete up the bum after the first bolt.

By Connor England
From: Tooele, Utah
Sep 15, 2012

Fun GoPro Lead climb video on Jam Crack 5.8