Elevation: 5,670 ft
GPS: 40.623, -111.748 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jonathan Sakai on Jun 18, 2003 · Updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

Description

Salt Lake Slips proves that good things can come in small packages. There are only a handful of routes here, but I'll take this sort of quality over quantity any time.

Immediately to the left, there is a 40' cave area with some wicked sport climbs. Up and to the right are several moderate bolted routes.

Be mindful of where you step. Several rattle snakes have been spotted in the area!!

Getting There

Salt Lake Slips is about 2.45 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon on the left side.

Enter through the Storm Mountain Picnic Area, cross the bridge, and walk west past the Storm Mountain Amphitheater.

Go up the hill, turn south, and follow the trail (turning southwest) to the top of the gully above the Slips. Descend the gully to the routes.

During very low water periods, you can park on the road opposite the climbs and safely cross the river. However, crossing the river at any other time is extremely dangerous; people have died attempting it. Do not setup Tyrollean traverses to facilitate crossing the creek.

20 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Salt Lake Slips

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 27
Cornication
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 415
Italian Arete
Sport 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 286
Thieving Magpie
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 218
Maudlin
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 24
Forgotten Ambition
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 306
Entre Nous
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 220
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 30
Chalking Dead
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 58
Double Tap
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 305
Witchhunt
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 122
Nosferatu
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 229
Salem's Lot
Sport, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 128
Goth Girls
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
Hippie Chicks
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cornication
 27
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Italian Arete
 415
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 2 pitches
Thieving Magpie
 286
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Maudlin
 218
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Forgotten Ambition
 24
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Entre Nous
 306
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
High Fructose Corn Syrup
 220
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Chalking Dead
 30
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Double Tap
 58
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Witchhunt
 305
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Nosferatu
 122
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Salem's Lot
 229
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Goth Girls
 128
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Hippie Chicks
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
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