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This wonderful quartzite crag has mostly sport routes, but also the occasional trad and mixed route. All routes are single pitch with a good mix of grades from 5.7 to 5.12, and beautiful views of the High Uintah.
Park at the signed parking area for the trail to Ruth Lake, which is several miles past the top of Baldy Pass. Hike up the good trail to a cairned junction. Take the climber's trail left over some quartzite slabs to a short talus field. No bushwhacking is required, and the approach takes about 20 easy minutes. Good Medicine Wall is the first major wall the trail comes to.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Good Medicine Area:
Peace Treaty 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Chocolate Moose 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Black Elk 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Sacred Hoop 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 60'
Tomahawk in the Back 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 75'
Tribal Warfare 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
The Legend 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
The Bear Dance 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Wounded Knee 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 65'
I Am Haunted 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Moon Stone 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Wind Walker 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Forgotten Warrior 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 55'
Dream Catcher 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport
Good Medicine 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Ghost Dance 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 40'
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Moon Stone 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c UT : Uinta Mountains : ... : Good Medicine Area
This climb is awesome. Awkward first bolt on slopers and pinches leads to jugs to a little inverted face climbing. Go up through a small chimney and traverse right over the roof. Then get ready for 5 bolts of dead vertical slightly overhung crimpfest. ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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