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|Submitted By:||apross on Jul 26, 2011|
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Jul 26, 2011
|Yeah, Andy! It's great to see you and Gene finally got back up there... These lines look RAD!|
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Jul 27, 2011
|Looks really sweet! Nice work guys.|
From: Keswick Cumbria.UK
Aug 15, 2011
|Great looking area. Summer retreat|
Jun 18, 2012
|Definitely bring slings and bail biners/rap rings. We found a few slings/biners in random places that had been blown off. Come prepared. Beautiful area - can't wait to get up there again.|
By Mike Marmar
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 14, 2014
A huge thank you to the developers of this nice alpine crag.
Expect the following:
- A long, but very easy approach.
- Nicely featured rock with cracks, jugs, edges. Reminiscent of LPC granite.
- Thoughtful, steep, and well protected climbing. This is not your typical little cottonwood slab.
- Lichen, moss, and some choss, although in general the rock is very solid.
- Lots of sun. We went up on a sunny hot summer day and were baking in the sun all afternoon.
- Missing fixed anchors. Bring extra webbing.
- Beautiful views of the Pfeifferhorn, red pine lake, twin peaks, and the valley.
- Low commitment cragging in an amazing setting.
By Sam Cannon
From: Holladay, Utah
Jul 25, 2014
+1 to everything Mike said. Kudos to Andy Ross and the other guys involved with the FAs, this is a great addition to the trad granite climbing available in SLC. Thoroughly enjoyed the routes we climbed, and I'll definitely be back to tag the rest of them! I felt like the ratings were right on but that overall the climbing was of better quality and more enjoyable than typical 2-star climbing fare in LCC or BCC, so long as you don't mind a little lichen.
We trundled some loose stuff of the climbs we did and I dug out a few pro placements that had filled in with mud/plants. The crag will clean up well if it ever starts to see more traffic, but for alpine style rock is already in great shape.
At least in July, within an hour or two of the crag hitting the sun it was too hot to climb comfortably. That being said, we were both wearing light jackets and I had a beanie on in the early am. Bring webbing/rap rings to back up/replace. It's 3.5 miles into the crag.