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Jun 30, 2014
Random question - are there any walls in the wasatch with routes on marble? I investigated the obvious outcrop of the rock in big cottonwood (around mile 9) and it seems like it would be real fun to climb.

Any info appreciated.
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zFj
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Jul 1, 2014
Hellgate area LCC. bheller
From SL UT
Joined Nov 8, 2007
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Jul 1, 2014
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bheller wrote:
Hellgate area LCC.


Hell Gate is Limestone...

Flakey Limestone. Albeit a great sport destination to go to, but always bring a helmet.
Kyler R
From SLC
Joined May 23, 2013
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Jul 1, 2014
Kyler R- Do you know what marble is? Allow me to help. It is limestone that has been altered by heat and or pressure- i.e. metamorphosed. The hell gate area is full of it. Look at the main hellgate wall/cliff from the LCC highway- its completely altered- see those giant swirls and streaks? This alteration even creates the "flakey" attributes. This limestone was altered mainly by the intrusion of the "alta stock"- what we climbers know as the quartz monzonite that we love and call LCC granite. Altered mississippian limestone = mississippian marble. Check a geologic map.

Also I'm fairly certain Bret Ruckman Studied geology too... this route name is not an accident:


mountainproject.com/v/marbello...
bheller
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