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This area is located on the southern side of Little Cottonwood Canyon across from the Gate Buttress. Thus, it stays shaded in the summer. Unfortunately, as of now, there aren't many routes - or at least recorded ones that I know of. The listed routes in Ruckman's guidebook are also distanced from one another. Perhaps there is much potential for new route development - if so, make sure you post new routes here.
The hike will be slightly different depending on which climb you go to, but the general approach seems the same. Also, it is fairly long (by LCC standards), but not too arduous.
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Perla's Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad, 11 pitches, 1800'
Ridge of Bliss 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, 8 pitches, 900'
Stump the Stars 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
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Despite it being short with slightly dirty rock, I believe this has got to be one of the most fun crack climbs around. Though, to be sure, I haven't done that many of the local crack climbs harder than 11a. If more people climbed it, the rock would clean up. Originally, I thought this was stout for the grade. But, rethinking it, the rating probably is spot on compared to routes like Coyne Crack and S-Crack's third pitch crack. The difference, which is what makes this route awesome, is that it...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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