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Willard Rock Climbing 

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This area as a whole lies directly above the town of Willard. This also is the heavily used Willard Bay area. Its about 5-7 minutes north of Odgen. There are supposidly three ice routes, a spire, and a newer face. Turn up Willard canyon road to access most of the climbing. This is the dirt road next to Willard cemetery. When you arrive at the fork in the road, take the right. Drive to a parking lot on the left. This lot is before an entrance to a gravel pit. Walk/hike northeast from this parking lot. Cross the stream then gain the dirt road higher on the north side of the canyon. Follow this road then find your way to the bottom. The ice is easily visible from the main road in Willard as are most of the crags. If you can't see anything, you probably shouldn't hike axes and screws, ropes or cams up there.

Approach takes around an hour or less depending on your condition. Descend by hiking straight north on top of the cliffband. Look for a trail that was forged in the cliffband and switchbacks to your backpacks and dogs. The routes are worth the effort.

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For the Wasatch Range area.

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Willard

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Willard:
Willard Canyon Waterfall   WI3     Trad, Ice, 4 pitches, 800'   
Southwest Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   
Ad Astra Per Aspera   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   
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Featured Route For Willard
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking at the southwest ridge from the approach.

Southwest Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  UT : Wasatch Range : Willard
This route climbs the prominent southwest ridge of london spire. Overall it is a very easy climb, ranging in the 4th class to easy 5th class range, with one pitch of 5.7. The rock quality is overall pretty good, though there is lots of loose rock and scree. However, there is definitely enough good rock to make it worthwhile and protection is plentiful. Most competent parties can easily solo the majority of the route with little concern, though almost everyone will want a rope for the 5.7 ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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