Use onX Backcountry to explore the terrain in 3D, view recent satellite imagery, and more. Now available in onX Backcountry Mobile apps! For more information see this post.
Elevation: 5,670 ft
GPS: 40.6226, -111.748
Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 134,002 total · 532/month
Shared By: Jonathan Sakai on Jun 18, 2003 · Updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D C

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.

21 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Salt Lake Slips Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

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
 463
Italian Arete
Sport 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 266
Roll the Bones
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 53
Cornication
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 310
Thieving Magpie
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 241
Maudlin
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 338
Entre Nous
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 32
Forgotten Ambition
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 246
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 31
Chalking Dead
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 62
Double Tap
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 333
Witchhunt
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 139
Nosferatu
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 257
Salem's Lot
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 146
Goth Girls
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 11
Hippie Chicks
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Italian Arete
 463
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 2 pitches
Roll the Bones
 266
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Cornication
 53
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Thieving Magpie
 310
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Maudlin
 241
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Entre Nous
 338
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Forgotten Ambition
 32
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
High Fructose Corn Syrup
 246
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Chalking Dead
 31
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Double Tap
 62
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Witchhunt
 333
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Nosferatu
 139
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Salem's Lot
 257
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Goth Girls
 146
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Hippie Chicks
 11
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
More Classic Climbs in Salt Lake Slips »

Sun & Shade Suggest change

Routes Mostly Face: East
Sunny Roughly 7am to 1pm during high season
6am
8pm

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

loading