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Smooth singletrack climbing 1,900' in the pines above Bountiful. Near Bountiful, UT
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The Wasatch Range stretches from northern Utah, near the Idaho border, to central Utah beyond Mt. Nebo.
The range contains several major canyons, and a lot of minor canyons. Logan and American Fork Canyon (among others) are limestone; Big Cottonwood Canyon is quartzite, and Little Cottonwood Canyon is granite-like quartz monzonite. Superb climbing in all four of these.
In addition Bell's Canyon, near Salt Lake City, and Rock Canyon, near Provo, deserve mention.
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This route was probably named this scary name because it was first climbed back when large protection was unavailable. With modern big gear one could sew it up if the climbing gear budget was big enough.The large OW is visible from the schoolroom area and once at the base, you can really see how big it really is. My guess is that you will be frustratingly close to squeezing into the chimney. Close but no cigar.Right side in, or left side in... that is always debatable. And I have had multipl...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
Autumn in the Wasatch.
Photo by Blitzo.
Climbers in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
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Sunset just outside SLC
Ferguson is sweet, sweet, sweet...it just took awh...
my bud whipping off of 'Up a Cliff W/O a Ladder'--...
Jimmy may be out of commission now, but he looked ...
R.I.P. Brent Higgins was a wonderful human, amazin...
spring-time crowd at helmetgate
umm...another shot of helmetgate (aka far east hel...
From Mt. Olympus, 2001 (Millcreek and Parleys)
View of Lone Peak in early May.
Ben on the South Ridge of Mt. Superior
This is the place!
Looking up Timp. from just above Battle Creek Cany...
Looking out over Provo from a vantage point south ...
|Comments on Wasatch Range
|By Mike Kurilich|
From: Salt Lake City
Sep 26, 2009
WARNING! A person or persons has chopped the routes at Geezer Wall!!! At this point do not waist your time going up to climb at this crag. I am going to hike up and assess the damage done by the culprits this afternoon.
If anyone knows the individuals that went to the trouble to KILL this crag we'd like to have a discussion on why such a harsh measure was taken to KILL a little gem that had a host of SAFE sport and mixed routes for the 5.5 to easy 5.10 leader. To put it bluntly, you people are anti-climbing community and ought to quit climbing. The amount of effort (with significant cost) to put up these routes FOR THE SLC CLIMBING COMMUNITY and beyond, and the quality and well thought out nature of the routes, did not justify KILLING THE CRAG.
It's in the hands of all you climbers out there if you feel this was justified fine, call the Geezer Wall dead. If you feel this action was unnecessary and want the routes to go back up come together and make it happen prove to those freaks that did the deed this is uncalled for, will not be tolerated and unacceptable in this climbing community. Thanks for the support!
Localism sucks and like on the coast, those that adopt this elitist mentality need to be called out and punished. Banishment from climbing in the central Wasatch is the minimum these individuals need to receive: Yeah I'm really irked about this BS.
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 4, 2010
The Wasatch Range has a long history of bold visions and extraordinary pioneers that have made climbing in these here parts some of the best around. Which brings people from all over the world to get a little taste of it. Some would even like to leave their own mark. That's great and encouraged. But we can't just go running around this precious wilderness area doing what we please. It's potentially damaging, not only to the long and beautiful climbing history here, but to the access of all of it. We are not as lucky as the ones who were around during the "Golden Era". But we can respect the ones that were and not taint what they started here in the Wasatch. So with new people come new points of views. I recommend that if you have "sporty" stuff in mind, then consult the SLCA (www.saltlakeclimbers.org/) first. Especially before mass drilling a bunch of bolts, or on the other hand just removing a bunch of bolts too. They are the local body that represents our climbing community in this area.
The bolt wars will go on. But please understand that by trying to make things doable for all or even yourself is not always possible first of all. And access will not stay available forever if we let everybody in on the secret. It's okay to stay on the ground if you're not ready for it that day. There's always tomorrow. It's okay to aspire to greater things.
|By Joseph Kall|
From: Cedar City, UT
Oct 16, 2011
I will collaborate the comment about tics. They exist and the threat is real! I got bit by one tick (Little Cottonwood area)and came up positive for Lymes IgM P23 Ab. I was asymptomatic (no symptoms)! I was lucky to discover I was positive and just finished 90 days of antibiotics. Do not take the threat lightly. This disease is often misdiagnosed due to its varying symptoms. It can cause permanent damage and or death if left untreated.
Jul 30, 2012
Climbed Open Book on Pie and Beer Day last week. Some how lost a number 2 TCU and Wild Country sling draw. If you find it and would be kind enough to return it I would gladly make it worth your time i.e. Beer, Money, a Thank You Card or Cookies.