The Heart Wall as seen from the top of the Guano W...
The exception to Ferguson Canyon. Hot and dry. These routes are longer and require gear. They have an easy walk-off to the west.
Follow the main trail, and BEFORE you get to the "entering wilderness" sign, take a small trail across the stream. Locate the 2 cliifs. Cliff on the East is Heart Wall. Bushwack between them until you can gain ledges to the climbs. Some 5.3 climbing involved. Be Careful.
Climbing Season For the Ferguson Canyon area.
Weather station 0.3 miles from here
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Featured Route For Heart Wall
Aorta 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b UT
: Wasatch Range
: ... : Heart Wall
Easy climbing from the trail leads to a sandy ledge where the routes diverge. Follow the right-diagonalling crack through some heady moves. I followed the crack past an easy-looking crack and climbed up a crack on the edge of the cliff. The Ruckman guide indicates that the route heads straight up just before the easy-looking crack and pulls the roof above through a V-shaped groove. Longer than most Ferguson climbs, this route wore out my feet. True to its name, Aorta gets your blood flowing...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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BETA PHOTO: Aorta climbs the pink route. The variation contiun...
BETA PHOTO: Good view of the walkoff for Guano and Heart Wall.
By Ryan Brough
From: Arvada, Colorado
Dec 9, 2006
This is a great winter crag on a clear, sunny day. It is really easy to find your way when the leaves are gone from the trees; you don't have to bushwhack either. The approach doesn't require any scrambling, there is an established trail to the base of the climbs, and a trail for the walk off too.
From: Nampa, ID
Jan 20, 2007
Climbed this wall a couple of years ago, the blue route in the beta picture, and enjoyed the relative isolation. BEWARE of rattlesnakes on the walk off! Climb on~
By Pete Spri
Jun 21, 2009
The approach is much, much more simple if you hike the trail until you are almost perpendicular to the walls. A very well established path starts on the other side of a log that is laid out to keep people on the main trail into Ferguson. Step over the log, walk down a nice path to the shallow river. Cross on rocks or walk right through with sandals. The trail starts up on the opposite side and isn't more than 2 minutes from the base of Heart Wall. If you are bush-wacking to get to Heart Wall, you are doing it wrong.
Lots of loose rock and pebbles on these climbs. Helmets recommended.