Located at the top of the Right Hand Fork of Maple Canyon, the Pipe Dream cave is one of the premier venues of steep, hard climbing in Maple Canyon. The Pipe Dream is a large, shady, cave offering everything from gently overhanging 5.11 and 5.12 classics to numerous mind-bogglingly steep, power-endurance routes from 5.13 on up. A great place to beat the heat in the summer, no trip to Maple is complete without a visit to the Pipe Dream. The cave receives little sun due to its unrelenting horizontality, and the majority of the steep routes are in the shade all day. What little sun the cave receives occurs in the morning, and hits the routes on the left and far right side of the cave. These routes are usualy in the shade by around 11 am.
The trailhead is located at a small pull-out big enough for two cars on the west side of the road. (The right hand side as you head uphill). Hike up the trail for approximately 20-25 minutes. Approximately 10 minutes after passing Damascus Gate, you'll see the top of the Pipe Dream through the trees on the left.
Weather station 6.4 miles from here
37 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Pipe Dream:
Solstice 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Dry Spunk 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 85'
Excavation 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Le Spunk 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 60'
Dry Times 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 90'
Orgasmo 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 90'
Deliverance 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Sprout 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 90'
Diggler 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 70'
Featured Route For The Pipe Dream
Dry Spunk 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a UT
: Maple Canyon
: ... : The Pipe Dream
The easier variation to dry times, (the 12b that continues left after the obvious crack tapers out). This route climbs a slightly overhung dihedral/ crack system for 70 feet. Cop a rest as the crack fades into a final 15 feet of standard cobblestones to the anchors of Le Spunk. Its no harder than 11c, although I might have heard someone mention 12a or something, new guidebook please.....[more] Browse More Classics in UT