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The Shame Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.45, -111.6742 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Dec 17, 2011
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If you've ever wondered what it would be like to have a gym-bolted wall outdoors; one where you can climb in any direction and find a bolt within reach, then (at least the left side of) this wall is for you.

There are four routes on the left side in about 20 horizontal feet that ascend slightly less-than-vertical rock below a roof. Climbing any of these is a bit amusing, because you're almost always within arms reach of the bolts to your sides.

Near the center of the wall are a couple of routes that climb to and over a narrowing of the roof on the left, while on the right are a number of somewhat confusing lines that appear to join together. Finally on the far right is a wide chimney/gully with a route that ascends the right side.

This location gets late afternoon shade in the summertime, while in the early spring and late fall it gets mid-day sunshine.

Getting There 

Located above and behind the parking lot/bathroom and the picnic area immediately right of the parking lot.

The easiest approach is to head up the narrow scree field behind the picnic area directly to the right (east) of the parking lot. A faint, occasional trail leads to the base of the wall.

Climbing Season

For the American Fork Canyon area.

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Kip resisting the shame - Photo by John Ross

Unknown 2 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Shame Wall
A fairly straightforward start to the ubiquitous right-side-of-the wall ledge (you'll pass 3 very closely spaced bolts just before the ledge).From the ledge large positive holds quickly give way to a blank-appearing area, which is then followed by an enjoyable roof. Another ledge, one more bolt, and then the anchors.Beware of loose stuff near the top, and be careful of the flake on your right as you pass the last bolt to the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By KipHenrie
From: Farmington, utah
Apr 9, 2012
It's very good idea to wear a helmut here. Lots of loose rock. Also be aware of stinging nettle at the base of the wall.
By TofuTodd
From: Salt Lake
Aug 12, 2012
The trail is directly behind and left of the FIRST picnic table east of the restroom. Then head about 250ft up the talus trail to the wall. As news to the area we got lost and ended up at hard rock by following the trail "east of the picnic area"

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