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West-facing Wall  

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Location: 40.4475, -111.7003 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Apr 29, 2012
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A wall of varied character, with many pockets, and with slightly less-than vertical rock on the left (uphill), and steeply overhanging rock near the right (downhill) side. The downhill side is buttressed by a striking arete with a lovely-looking .12c that runs along the arete.

A number of lines have been added to this wall since the Ruckman guide was published. In particular, note that the left-most lines are not the 5.10 and 5.10d listed in the guidebook. To orient yourself, look downhill from the left-most lines and find a blue streak with a large oblong pocket just above and to the right of a second bolt. This line is the 5.10 named Serpentine in the guidebook.

Sundance (5.10c) and Afterglow (5.10d), both listed in the guidebook are lines that climb through a section of obvious pockets near the ground and for the first couple of bolts.

Getting There 

Approach per the main page; following the more-used-appearing trail to the right below the short band of cliffs that guard the main, south-facing wall will deposit you at the wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West-facing Wall:
Voltaire   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Sundance   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Afterglow   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Serpentine 5.10b/c

Serpentine 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : West-facing Wall
Start left of the bolt line and climb just above the second bolt, then step across and use the large pocket for both feet. Clip the third bolt joining Topaz and face climb for two more bolts. Find jugs over the top to reach the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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