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Layer Cake  


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Location: 40.2667, -111.6245 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Layer Cake 1 Knuckle Dragger 5.6 2 Dude, It's Cla...

Description 

The Layer Cake is the large lower angle wall in the gully to the left of the The Jobsite. The wall's southwest aspect makes it great to climb on during the colder months but can bake your brains out in the summer. The climbing is on mostly good rock with occasional bits of crumbly stuff here and there. There is a good mix of single- and multi-pitch routes that are easy to moderate; a good place for warmups or an easy outing.

Getting There 

Hike up the canyon from the parking lot, take the left fork in the road, continue up to the end of the pavement by the large cement water tank. From here, follow the trail up through some switchbacks that lead you to the right edge of the gully: this is The Jobsite. Walk past The Jobsite into the gully and then up the gully to a small trail on the right side in the trees.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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 Layer Cake:
Cosmic Space Dust Lazers   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   
Dude, It's Classic!   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Ledgarithm   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   
Intimidator   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 70'   
Cosmic Space Dust Lazers (extension)   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 6 pitches, 530'   
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Featured Route For Layer Cake
Parker shooting some photos of  Blake after the small roof pull. Very fun day in Rock Canyon.

Intimidator 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Layer Cake
Pull the roof to the left of Ledgarithm's third pitch (about 5.7). The first bolt is straight above the belay about 8 feet (all of the bolts are dark powder-coated grey). Then the route goes up about 8 feet more to the roof on the left. It looks hard but it's solid rock and there are great holds.The second pitch follows the last pitch of Ledgarithm for three bolts and then moves right out over the steep terrain that is incredibly sandy and dirty. The climbing is quite sustai...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of Layer Cake Slideshow Add Photo
<em>Layer Cake</em>, upper tier <br />5 <a href='/v/ledgarithm/106147239'>Ledgarithm</a> 5.9+ <br />6 <a href='/v/intimidator/106149336'>Intimidator</a> 5.10a <br />7 <a href='/v/cosmic-space-dust-lazers/106147229'>Cosmic Space Dust Lazers</a> 5.8 <br />15 <a href='/v/snatch/106087036'>Snatch</a> 5.9 <br />16 <a href='/v/run-for-cover/106172045'>Run for Cover</a> 5.9 <br />
BETA PHOTO: Layer Cake, upper tier 5 Ledgarithm 5.9+ 6 Intimid...
<em>Layer Cake</em> approach
BETA PHOTO: Layer Cake approach

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By Tim Moore
May 17, 2014
I hate to bash rock canyon at all because I love this place but the rock on all these routes is not great. It's very ledgy and the rope drag can be horrendous. The only positive I can think of is that it is a great place to tAke new people or people just learning to lead as the routes are pretty straight forward. The Multi pitch routes are kinda confusing at times as there are bolts and stuff everywhere so it's easy to get crossed up.