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This out-of-the-way climbing secret is usually empty, mostly because the approach is a real pain in the ass. The talus slope that you climb is steep, slippery and sucks out loud. But the payoff is worth the approach effort, I promise.
Park across from Storm Mountain Picnic Area, about 2.7 miles up the canyon. Climb up the trail on the east side of the stream and walk about 1/4 mile. Then start looking for trails across the valley/stream to the Dead Snag Area. Head up the talus slope uphill from Dead Snag. Its quite a hump, and a real pain in - wait - I said that already...Keep going about another 200 yards or so. Glass Ocean is on the west side of the canyon facing northeast.
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Glass Ocean 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
High Dive 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Tsunami 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Northwest Passage 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, TR, 2 pitches, 165'
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Northwest Passage 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Glass Ocean and Environs
This is probably a much better climb in the later afternoon and evening. We made the mistake of climbing this on a hot morning in direct sun. We were planning on climbing both pitches, but ran out of water (and time). The first pitch is continuously difficult with the hardest climbing in the lower two-thirds. The small roof below the belay ledge can easily be overcome with good footwork. This is a good climb for those that don't get pumped on Glass Ocean and want to top out next to the "di...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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