Elevation: 4,412 ft
GPS: 41.2368, -111.929
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Description

Ogden Canyon was once the center of climbing in Ogden during the 1960s. Unfortunately, some of the best climbing in the canyon is currently closed (Warm Water Canyon, Peery Camp). On these cliffs, there were some, notable, historical ascents done by members of the Steinfel climbing club, including the Lowes, and the clubs predecessors. For the most part, climbing in OC consists mainly of slabby and just short of vertical rock. Climbs here are pretty short; most climbs range between 30 and 85 feet in height. The canyon is home to both trad and sport climbing - 5.3 to 5.13 - but don't get your hopes too far up, much of the climbing is obscure and difficult to locate. Climbs here, historically speaking, were never recorded and information about a route, until recently, has mostly been passed on orally from climber to climber.

There were a couple of quidebooks that had been printed a long time ago, but Dave Robb, through Sharpend Publishing, has published a new guide as of late 2005. His new guidebook is called Ogden Area Climbing Guide: From Brigham City to Echo Canyon. Check it out!

Getting There

Ogden Canyon is easily accessable off of I-15. From I-15, just take the 12th street exit 342 and follow 12th street, east, until you arrive in the canyon. The majority of the routes are located in the first mile up the canyon (headed east).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ogden Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 57
Shotgun
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 67
Utah Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 38
Standard Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Nuts and Bolts
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 74
Chicken Wire
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 39
Sudden Exposure
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 32
In The Pink
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 24
Shotgun (Variation)
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 39
Bumbling Gumbies
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 45
If The Fall Doesnt Kill You A Ca…
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 47
No Nuts
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Lawyers, Guns, and Money
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Scared Boy
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 12
Walk of the Wild Child
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shotgun Utah Wall
 57
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Utah Crack Utah Wall
 67
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Standard Crack 5.8 Wall
 38
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Nuts and Bolts Nuts & Bolts
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Chicken Wire Hole in the Rock
 74
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sudden Exposure Hole in the Rock
 39
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
In The Pink Utah Wall
 32
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Shotgun (Variation) Utah Wall
 24
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Bumbling Gumbies Diamond
 39
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
If The Fall Doesnt Kill You… Hole in the Rock
 45
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
No Nuts Nuts & Bolts
 47
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lawyers, Guns, and Money Utah Wall
 24
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Ice Wall
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Scared Boy Killer Crag
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Walk of the Wild Child Ice Wall
 12
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, TR
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