Elevation: 5,670 ft
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Shared By: Jonathan Sakai on Jun 18, 2003 with improvements by Amelia T
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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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.

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.

18 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
 359
Italian Arete
Sport 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 241
Thieving Magpie
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 189
Maudlin
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 18
Forgotten Ambition
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 262
Entre Nous
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 174
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 27
Chalking Dead
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 51
Double Tap
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 271
Witchhunt
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 108
Nosferatu
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 193
Salem's Lot
Sport, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 101
Goth Girls
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Italian Arete
 359
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 2 pitches
Thieving Magpie
 241
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Maudlin
 189
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Forgotten Ambition
 18
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Entre Nous
 262
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
High Fructose Corn Syrup
 174
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Chalking Dead
 27
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Double Tap
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Witchhunt
 271
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Nosferatu
 108
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Salem's Lot
 193
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Goth Girls
 101
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport
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Routes Mostly Face: East
Sunny Roughly 7am to 1pm during high season
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