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Lone Rock Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: DCrane on Oct 29, 2012
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The climbs on the North face of Lone rock will almost always be shaded. Excellent quality limestone, but there is a drawback; this area is very popular among shooters. I've heard stories of climbers being shot at (whether on purpose or not it's hard to say).

While I was out there a few days ago we had hiked up to the routes to scout where to climb. While we were standing at the base of the cliff an SUV parked at the bottom and 4 people began setting up targets directly between us and their car. When I talked to them they said they did see us up there, but this was "one of the only places around to shoot, and not a good place for climing. If you want to climb go u to Big Cottonwood."
Especially on weekends, there will be a number of shooters around the area, so watch out if you want to climb here.

If you would like more info on the routes here, check out James Garrett's book Utah's West Desert. Comes with great topos and another fun story of climbers getting shot at.

Getting There 

Take I80 West from Salt Lake to exit 77 Dugway/Rowley and head South a few mile 'til you see the brown sign that signals the right turn to Lone Rock. Follow dirt roads and/or 4x4 trails to get around to the North or West side of the rock formation.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ben roping up for the next lead.
Ben roping up for the next lead.
Rock Climbing Photo: Heading up the .10c
Heading up the .10c
Rock Climbing Photo: View due North
View due North

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By Kaleb McCallson
From: Tooele
May 14, 2016
This Crag has been destroyed. Someone has come in and taken off almost all the hangers. Broken others and removed the anchors. This was a great place to bet the summer heat and go out for a quick climb and some morns ruined it for everyone. MY climbing partner and I plan on going out and re-bolting the climbs some time soon.
By James Garrett
May 15, 2016
Thank you Kaleb for the condition report, albeit a sad statement about climber haters in America.
I would recommend glue in bolts as replacement as these are definitely "harder" to remove and are much safer and resistant to the corrosive nature of being in such close proximity to the Great Salt Lake.
Please let me know when you plan to go out there, I would love to help out with all the work and contribute to the material / equipment needs.
I commend your letter and your reconstructive spirit. The future is bright, after all:)!!
By benjaminleaton
From: Sandy, UT
May 28, 2013
Just did a session out on the north face of Lone Rock and had a blast. The dirt road that takes you to the crag is a bit rough right now. It passible in any car, but a high clearance vehicle will survive better on it. The climbing on the north face is very impressive. The routes are a bit dusty from dirt being blown onto it, but still very climbable.
By Jason Shumaker
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
May 28, 2013
Second on Ben's comments. Very accessible steep limestone crag with good bolted protection. The location is remote and peaceful except for the people shooting big and loud guns.
By Mattberr
From: utah
Nov 29, 2014
This is a really cool crag that has a couple amazing climbs. That being said while my partner was halfway up one of the routes bullets starts flying past us at very close range... It blew my mind that there was a guy shooting an m16 right on the other side of the hill. I talked to him and he seemed like he could've cared less, and continued to shoot. We got outta there fairly quickly. Watch your back if you are climbing here on a busy weekend. Looks to me that the rednecks have claimed this place as their own.
By Mason Lawlor
Jan 22, 2016
Very similar to Matt's experience. A few buddies and I went out there last October to film some night climbing. As we were setting up our gear, a couple bullets starting hitting the route we just about to climb. We saw some red neck kids down below us and politely asked them to shoot somewhere else. They also couldn't seem to care less and argued that they were there first. That gave them permission to shoot at an established route.

Then when my buddy started stringing things up, he said they we aiming their guns at him. Probably because they thought it was funny.

It wasn't until we pulled out our shotgun and our telephoto lens (then starting taking pictures of them) that they left.

Other than that, really fun climb.

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