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P.A.'s Mother

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Exposed Cleavage S 
High Hopes S,TR 
Hobnail Arete T,S 
Mama's Boy S 
Mother of Invention S,TR 
Pissant S 
Quality S 
R.R. Crossing S 
Regular Route T 
Throulin's Chimney T 
Throulin's Crack T 
Tough Guy S 
Two Pinches to Paradise S 

P.A.'s Mother  


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Location: 40.2656, -111.6204 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Walk east past The Appendage and pick up the trail across the talus just east of the The Appendage. Follow this trail to the base of P.A.'s Mother.

Note that the trail from The Appendage to P.A.'s Mother is new as of May 2007; use it rather than the old, nasty slog up the talus directly below P.A.'s Mother.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.9 miles from here

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

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'   
Altar Boy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
R.R. Crossing   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Pissant   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
E.B. Jeebies   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   
Tough Guy   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Two Pinches to Paradise   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport   
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Featured Route For P.A.'s Mother
6 R.R. Crossing 5.10a

R.R. Crossing 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : P.A.'s Mother
Wide chimney stemming, big jugs, big moves on slopey sidepulls, a tenuous pinch, and a balancy crimp or two. This route has some fun moves and has a great feeling of exposure up high.Start by scrambling up the chimney between the face with the big roof and the face to the right. Start stemming and clip the first bolt. Think about transitioning to the face. Decide "That looks pretty hard; I'll stem up a bit and clip the next bolt and then try the face". Repeat. After the third bolt, tra...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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