Haley cruising the slab as always
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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
90 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',43],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',1]
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Black and White John and Mary 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b UT
: Wasatch Range
: ... : Dihedrals Area
The dihedral just right of Half-a-Finger, is Black and White John and Mary. The start is typically wet and is a rarely climbed 5.11 variation. Otherwise start left of the dihedral on a flake, and work into the dihedral above the moisture. Continue on up the dihedral with pumpy lie-backs, and fun stems.There is a direct finish to Black and White which was added by Doug Heinrich sometime around 2002. Its about 11b, but the gear is there. The original finish (5.10) cut...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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