View of some of the first and all the of 2nd pitch...
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contains the most popular crags in Little Cottonwood
. Routes range from easy 5th class to impossible-to-believe-humans-could-climb-it lines.
See an oblique aerial view here.
Drive 1.25 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon parking at either the lot on the left or along side the right side of the road.
There is a main trail that begins on the west side of the parking lot that leads up to the Gate Boulders where the trail forks. For the Dihedrals and Beckey's Wall take the right fork and head up hill. This branch is rather fragmented and is not always clear. For all other crags continue west as the trail meanders through the revegetated talus area. See the individual crag descriptions for more info on getting to them.
Note: In 1998 through 2000 the area below where the approach trail is located was quarried and is presently under revegetation. Please stay on the climber's trail so it can recover.
Weather station 3.4 miles from here
91 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',43],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',1]
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Mind Blow 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
: Wasatch Range
: ... : Schoolroom Area
Mind Blow is two pitches; the first pitch contains the .10d crux, and ends after you roll up onto the lower-angled slab above the lip (use small- to medium-sized nuts or cams to set up a gear belay in the groves/cracks leading to The Hook).The second pitch (.9) moves up past two bolts and ends at the belay at the base of The Hook. Rap 80' from here to the pitch one anchors for Bushwhack Crack, then about the same to the ground.This line was drille...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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