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Notch Lake  

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Elevation: 10,000'
Location: 40.7008, -110.9322 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Eric Godfrey on Jul 21, 2009
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Notch Lake is a beautiful area away from the crowds on the Good Medicine Wall. It requires a longer approach but you will be rewarded with lakeside climbing on the getaway wall in an amazing alpine setting.

Getting There 

The Notch Lake trail starts off of Highway 150 just past Mile Marker 29 if you are coming from Kamas (northbound) at the "Bald Mountain Trailhead." There is ample parking and a pit toilet at the trailhead. Basically follow the trail toward Bald Mountain for a short way and then go left when the trail forks (there isn't a sign for Notch Lake but the fork is obvious). Hike this for about 2.3 miles to the lake.

Climbing Season

Weather station 18.6 miles from here

9 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Notch Lake:
Sport Rappelling is Neither   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 55'   The Getaway Wall
Neophyte   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   The Getaway Wall
Size Matters Not   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   The Getaway Wall
The Bearer of Light   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   The Getaway Wall
Wine of Purity   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   The Getaway Wall
Tipping the Vessel of Knowledge   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   The Getaway Wall
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Featured Route For Notch Lake
Pulling the roof

Wine of Purity 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  UT : Uinta Mountains : ... : The Getaway Wall
Find the holds that will get you over the roof, then figure out how you are going to get to the next bolt, which is five or six feet left of you and up. After that it's long reaches and high stepping to jugs and an "oh crap" move to finish. Really great route!...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By D. Durrant
From: Utah, USA
Sep 14, 2009
Try the DWS along the west side of the lake. From the routes traverse right along a large ledge making a couple of scramble moves to get started. Keep traversing along the bottom of the wall, V1, with many 15'-25' exits. Some large loose rocks about 3/4 way along the traverse make it interesting but over all the rock is good quality. Enough fun to leave the rest of the climbing gear and just bring the shoes, chalk bag and a towel.
By Landon McBrayer
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 21, 2011
The hike is one hour each way, and very mellow.
By Mark Parrett
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 2, 2012
The fork in the trail is about 20 feet from the parking lot - so don't hike up towards Bald Mtn for more than a few seconds.
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