The Millstone Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The Millstone, as seen from the Lake Blanche Trail...
An expanse of short but beautiful quartzite. This ribbon of happiness keeps the wanna-be's at bay by it's approach. It consists of mainly sport routes from 5.7 to 5.12b with edges, sidepulls, and pumpy climbing. The views from here are spectacular, both from the base, but more so from the top of the climbs.
Park at the S-curve. Take the trail to Lake Blanche. Don't cross the bridge, but continue up the faint trail, until you can cut across (right) to a large expanse of talus. Climb this talus attaining slabs that lead to the base of the wall. This talus is probably the worst I have ever encountered in the Wasatch.
Weather station 3.6 miles from here
27 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Millstone
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Millstone:
Miller Time 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Yuppie Love 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Pencilneck 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Earthling 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 70'
Moon Walk 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 70'
The Maize 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 65'
Featured Route For The Millstone
Moon Walk 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a UT
: Wasatch Range
: ... : The Millstone
"What's in a name? that which we call a route by any other name would climb as sweet;"Well of course it would, the appropriately named Moon Walk is just that--an airy defiance of Newton's Law. While a space suit is not required, you'll feel like you're wearing moon boots when pulling the crux of this cosmic line. *Scene I: Starting off on shaky ground, Moon Walk becomes very fun,...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
Jun 4, 2007
Headed up to the Millstone on 6/2/2007 for the first time. The talus field was a solid warmup, even though we lost the trail on the way there. We managed to lose the trail on the way back, too, somehow.
I don't think we'll go back up there. The logistics of gearing up, belaying and general "moving around" on that slab are a real pain in the ass. The routes themselves are fun and unique, but you spend more time negotiating the slab and trying to keep your junk from rolling to the bottom.
Aug 23, 2011
Ya, climbing outside is a bitch.
Apr 21, 2015
Five Eleven Heaven!! Bring that BCC rack (Triples on the TCU #0-3, doubles on the RP nuts, a fist O'Stoppers and one of each Camalot .5 to #3) to supplement the bolts on these "Hybrid" routes.
By Todd H
From: Sandy, UT
Jun 22, 2015
There is a nearly continuous crack system along the base of the wall which makes for an excellent pumpy 300 ft boulder traverse. Start under the ramp below Angle of Repose and climb left. The crack is generally 5-12 feet off the ground, briefly reaching its highest point around Miller Time. Traverse all the way to an obvious ending, just past the right facing corner (Unknown Crack). The first half is 11- (a good quick warm up for the harder routes), and the full traverse felt like 12- to me. Folks coming up here to solo Millstone Slab should consider linking it up with this for a grand tour of the crag.