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This rock is just past the green gate, on the north side of the creek, where the canyon narrows. The face has a chimney with an obvious crack to the right. The approach is easy and it offers a few good routes both trad and sport. All routes allow for a single rope rappel or walk off.
About a hundred or so feet past the second, green Rock Canyon gate look for a couple of logs crossing the stream bed at some concrete structures. If the water is running cross here; if no water (most of the year) go another fifty feet or so and cross the stream bed. You'll see a clearing ahead of you with an obvious trail leading north on the far side of the clearing. Take this trail which then turns right and deposits you at The Appendage.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for P.A.'s Mother:
Regular Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Exposed Cleavage 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Mama's Boy 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Quality 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
The Archbishop 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 50'
R.R. Crossing 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Altar Boy 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Pissant 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Tough Guy 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
E.B. Jeebies 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 60'
Two Pinches to Paradise 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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The Archbishop 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a UT : Wasatch Range : ... : P.A.'s Mother
Fantastic climb! Climb Coed Crack for 35 feet or so and then branch off to the right, heading for the obvious finger crack splitting the steep upper wall. The crack takes gear well. The crux is probably taking the time to place gear. It's pumpy! And turning the lip is problematic if you're pumped. There are good holds up there, you just need to know where to find them. There are good footholds throughout....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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