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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



Weather station 28.7 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',5],['5.12',2],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for House Range:
La Fin du Monde   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Grade III   Notch Peak
Book of Saturday   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, Sport, 12 pitches, 1500'   Notch Peak
Western Hardman   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 12 pitches   Notch Peak
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
The route takes the slabby crack rightward, then a...

Bag of Sand 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  UT : House Range : ... : Electric Lady Land
For years I thought this was Electric Lady Land. Thus the name at a rating of 8+! At 10b it's still no gimme! FA and original name are unknown. But we can't call everything "unknown". Likely this route continues to the top in another pitch though the rock quality looks worse.Jam and layback a right facing corner up to a flared slot. Getting back into the layback at the slot is probably the crux but turning the bulge just above is also hard. Pass a fixed Hex and continue up the tight hands ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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