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The wall above and left of the "Remnants of an Ancient Sea" pullout in Big Cottonwood Canyon has a quick and easy approach which leads to multipitch climbing and good exposure. This is also sometimes called Jacob wall. Bring a helmet, because if you get off route, you are likely to run into loose rock.
The wall is located directly above the road approx. 2.4 miles up canyon on the right side (south side) of the road. There will be a pullout there and a sign which reads "Remnants of an Ancient Sea." (Picture here.) Park in this pullout and follow the semi-obvious trail up to the wall. (Five to ten minute approach.)
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Outside Corner 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Second East Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
Ream's Chimney 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 350'
Spastic Funk 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R Trad, 3 pitches, 360'
Predissessor 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Weed Killer 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Weed B Gone 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
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Weed Killer 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c UT : Wasatch Range : ... : JHCOB Wall
Boy, am I glad I decided to try this out today. I haven't had this much fun on a single route all year! Surprising free from vegetation, as the name implies (unlike Ream's Chimney next door) with occasional choss. Easy slab and face climbing leads to roof after roof after roof (I think there were six, but honestly, I lost count). Granted, there is plenty of exposure throughout the route. There are ample rest opportunities, except when the roofs are so close together that there isn't much of...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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