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Bland Cherokee S 
Hiditaka Suzuki's Sidekick S,TR 
Kelly's Crack T 
Short Roof S,TR 
Strange Rover S 
Wrangler Girls S,TR 

Sport Utility Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Apr 7, 2004  with updates from BrokenChairs


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There are 5 bolted routes on this cliff. All of them lead easily and have good anchors. The climbs face west and south, but with the high aspect of Mt Olympus to the East, they don't get much morning sun in the shorter months.The approach is simple-- climb up the gully to the south of the cliff, as the direct approach is loose rotten rock, and traverse North to the base.

Getting There 

This chunk of quartzite resides just north of Pete's Rock off of Wasatch Boulevard. This is also north of the Mt. Olympus trailhead. (about 5300 S). Getting There: Park in the first lot North of Mount Olympus Train Head. From here walk south <1/4 mile until you see a distinct climbers trail up gully full of scree to the east. Follow the hand lines up. At the top of the gully go left (north) and the first bolted route is Short Roof. The other four are down and to the North.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sport Utility Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sport Utility Wall:
Kelly's Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
Hiditaka Suzuki's Sidekick   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Short Roof 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Sport Utility Wall
A little route furter east up the gully. It is on the approach to the top of the wall. It climbs a small slab with 1 bolt and climbs a very juggy and easy roof, and then finishes out on shattered slab. Don't come for this climb but if you are here for the others -- tick it....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Tim G.
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 26, 2011
Checked out this wall last week and was quite disappointed. The only routes I could actually find were the short roof and Suzuki's sidekick. Maybe I'm just blind, but my friend and I hiked all around over the steep loose rock and couldn't find the other routes. It is more of a debris field than a wall I would say. Bottom line: don't waste your time.
By Daniel Winder
Sep 27, 2011
You didn't look around the corner left of Suzuki's. I wouldn't call this place amazing and HSS is the only real reason to visit the area, but it gets sun all winter and is a good choice if you're short on time and want to catch a quick run in January.
By Paul Wilhelmsen
From: sandy, ut
Apr 30, 2013
I really enjoyed this area, tho I did mix up wrangler's with the next most run. To get there from the south; stop at the trail head at 5500 south, and head up to Pete's rock, as per the trail. at the junction head north. follow the distinct trail until you reach the top of "sports utility wall". then down climb and head around for fun.
By Tanner Wilcox
From: Provo, UT
Jul 10, 2015
Does anyone have a guess on the approach time from the parking lot?
By Tofu Brain
From: Denver
Jul 10, 2015
About 1.5 hours.

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