The Melting Mud Wall Rock Climbing
Greg & crew on Melting Mud wall in winter
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Park your car off of the main canyon road.
This is the furthest east of the most significant East Hellgate Walls. Though one of the last to be developed, it is the first one encountered hiking up the trail. Maybe due to this last factoid, it is also probably the most popular and most crowded. MMW offers long and well protected routes, two-pitch routes, aesthetic movement, and modern day classics in the 5.8 to 5.12 range. If one discusses the highest quality (if there is such a concept in some people's minds regarding upper LCC) Hellgate limestone, perhaps the Melting Mud Wall, despite its name to the contrary, stands tall in the quality ratings.
If you want to get out of the gym and get that high alpine feeling with minimal effort, walk the 7 minutes it takes to get to this place. Big fun will be yours.
I will warn all visitors again, please wear a helmet at all times while visitng this area.
Park off the main Little Cottonwood Canyon Wall below the Microwave. This is directly across from the Alta bypass road.
Weather station 0.9 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Melting Mud Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Melting Mud Wall:
Los Crudos 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Antidote 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Sinistar 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Brain Doner 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
AltaTraz 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For The Melting Mud Wall
Melting Into Madness 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b UT
: Wasatch Range
: ... : The Melting Mud Wall
A really fun .10 with lots of really big jugs interspersed between nice pockets and crimps. This has two pitches and the first has two variations - one in the dihedral and one on the face but I'm not sure how those guys meant for it to go. I just know if you link both pitches together in one long pitch its a really fun climb. Just enough jugs and rests to avoid being .11...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
BETA PHOTO: The Melting Mud Wall from the road.
From: Salt Lake, UT
Jul 5, 2012
We got up here with the Mountain Project app and realized it had no info on route locations. For that, you needed to buy 'the papers' at IME for $10.
Do yourself a favor, if you want to know what you're climbing, go to IME and pick them up and you'll help support the guys developing these areas and spending time and $$$ on bolts.
From: Cottonwood Heights, UT
Nov 28, 2012
^ +1. IME topo is great. First time i climbed there another group had it. Last time I had it and another group needed beta.
Love this wall.. the wall is reasonably clean with consistent grade and a lot of fun to climb.. flakes, pockets, jugs, monos, the whole range. Still need to be careful on belay for choss but you should be paying attention anyway.
By R Connors
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 30, 2013
Does anyone have any beta for a bolt line located between AntiDote (10a) and Brain Doner (11b)?
These are shown on Greg's topo as #5 and #6, respectively. Route climbs the face between the two routes and finishes at bolted anchors located directly above the anchors for #5 AntiDote.
From: Pleasant Grove
Jul 20, 2014
Cotton Mouth King 5.11a 15 draws