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House Range Rock Climbing 


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West face of Notch Peak - 9,654 ft.

Description 

The House Range is one of the epicenters of climbing in Utah's west desert. Located roughly forty miles west of Delta Utah, north of Hwy. 6, the range is the home of a diverse range of rock: from the crumbling north face of Notch Peak reputedly the second biggest wall in the lower 48, to the pink granite of West Sawtooth Canyon and Painter Springs, to the large amount of relatively untapped limestone in the north part of the range, it's an incredibly dense area of geologic diversity. The House Range is a long way from anywhere and really only worth the drive for those who appreciate the still vastness of the Basin and Range Desert. Better climbing is certainly easier to come by along the Wasatch Front. Those interested in getting off the beaten path and willing to put in the effort will find the most value in this area. Objective difficulties such as lack of water, lack of shade, lack of bathrooms, rough roads and remoteness are certainly to be considered. James Garrett just published his comprehensive guidebook "Utah's West Desert" which anyone interested in this area should be referred to. The desert landscape here is extremely fragile and needs our respect. Please pack out all your waste and be mindful of the plants and animals that call this amazing place home.

Getting There 

Located west of Delta just north of Hwy. 50/6. It's possible to approach Marjum and Death Canyons from the east but the majority of the developed climbing is on the west side of the range accessed from the Notch Peak Loop Rd.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 28.7 miles from here

61 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',23],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',5],['5.9',3],['5.10',21],['5.11',18],['5.12',10],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in House Range

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for House Range:
The Boys from Provo   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   Hermit Canyon : Camsite East
Nobody's Darlings   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 215'   Hermit Canyon : Second Tier
Eye of the Needle   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 200'   Marjum Canyon : Eye of the Needle Wall
La Fin du Monde   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Grade III   Notch Peak
Western Hardman   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 12 pitches   Notch Peak
Book of Saturday   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, Sport, 12 pitches, 1500'   Notch Peak
Redtail   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   West Sawtooth Canyon : The Tombstone
Diagonal Dyslexia   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   West Sawtooth Canyon : Pinko Tower
Anti-Crack   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   West Sawtooth Canyon : Snake Dike Wall
Appetite for Destruction   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Trad, Grade IV   Notch Peak
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Featured Route For House Range
Rock Climbing Photo: The Eye of the Needle

Eye of the Needle 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  UT : House Range : ... : Eye of the Needle Wall
Climb two pitches to the Eye of the needle or hole in the wall. Pitch three threads the eye and climbs the back of the wall (opposite the road) via bolts to gain the summit of the small tower. Rap back into the eye from bolts to the right (east), then two raps back to the ground. A cool summit register is located at the belay station in the needles eye....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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