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The Billboard Trail 

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The Billboard and The Vortex are accessed using this path. The trail is steep, loose, and not an altogether-pleasant experience.

The trail begins more-or-less straight up the slope on the north side of the canyon and quickly begins angling to the east.

Getting There 

Drive up canyon from the Timpanogos Cave National Monument visitors center until you reach the entrance to the Sawmill Picnic Area on the right. A short distance (approximately .2 miles) past the picnic area entrance is a small pullout on the right.

Park here and cross the road. Walk one hundred feet or so up canyon looking for a steep, loose trail that heads up the hill side. The start may or may not be marked by one or more cairns.

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Billboard Trail:
Reel Value   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Vortex
Music for Chameleons   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Billboard
Erection or Ejection   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Billboard
Death of a Sailsman   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Billboard
American Flyers   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Billboard
Beeline   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Billboard
Apetizer   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Billboard
This Must Be The Pickle   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch, 60'   The Billboard
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Ethan about to run out of intuition on his onsight attempt of Death of a Sailsman.

Death of a Sailsman 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Billboard
Right of the block is a vectorial line that crosses an overlap right off the ground, this is Death of a Sailsman. Continuous, slightly spooky climbing leads to the cruxy roof section just below the anchor. Hard to believe that Ruckman gave it only two stars. Continuous, tricky, vectorial climbing on great stone add up to a classic AF "a"....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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