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',44],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',1]
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Half-A-Finger 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a UT
: Wasatch Range
: ... : Dihedrals Area
Half-A-Finger is a unique thin crack with 3 cruxes, and rests in between. Near the left side of the dihedrals area, look for a small pinnacle (the finger) up about 70 feet. This is the route. Start in a corner with no crack (but pro is available). Continue through two bulges with a finger crack. These are the first two cruxes. End the pitch by awkwardly squeezing up the finger with double hand cracks (third crux). I believe another variation avoids the awkward topout and climbs the face on ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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