BETA PHOTO: Willard Canyon, with the waterfall in the shade to...
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.
Weather station 3.9 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Willard
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Air to Spare 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a UT
: Wasatch Range
Air to Spare is up a talus slope and is south-facing. Sun hits mid-morning most of the year I'd imagine. We climbed on a day that hit 97 in SLC and the route was pleasant and breezy. Not too hot but not much shade. The walk down got hotter and hotter. P1-bolts up arête. chain anchor P2- cams across an airy traverse to bolts and cam. Chain anchor. Optional roof crack (details anyone?) P3-cams and bolts Optional dihedral crack (details anyone?) P4-bolts and ca...[more] Browse More Classics in UT