The Dead Snag Rock Climbing
Routes in The Dead Snag
|Ad Lib T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Alor 1 T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Call Me Slim T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Dead Snag Direttissima T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Die Another Day T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Double Bock T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|East Dihedrals T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Force of Nature T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Funk T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Gypsy Girl S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Jig's Up T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|North Dihedrals T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|North Ridge T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13|
|R&B T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Rock! T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Social Engineering T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Steorts' Ridge T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Tiger's Den T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|GPS:||40.621, -111.745 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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|Shared By:||John J. Glime on Oct 5, 2003|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionWith a short approach, long routes, and good rock this is a great area for beginning trad climbers, or a great place to just get out and cruise on a lazy day.
Getting ThereDriving up Big Cottonwood Canyon you will come to the Storm Mountain Picnic Area (about 2.8 miles up canyon). Parking is up to your personal preference, along the road, a pullout a bit further, the picnic area itself. Either way, the formation is across the road from the Storm Mountain Picnic Area (on the south side of the canyon.) Locate the Storm Mountain Trail, follow the trail southward, after 5 minutes of walking (approx.)you will see the Dead Snag crag to the west, drop down to the right, cross the creek and make your way to the base. Total approach time is about 15 minutes tops.
Alternately, Park on the right across from Storm Mountain Picnic Area. Walk back down the canyon 100 yards or so until you pass a rocky gully/stream on your left (there is a culvert under the road). Just past the stream, scramble up the steep rock steps into the woods to a trail. Follow the trail for about 10 minutes (ignore side trails) until you reach the cliff base. Parallel the cliff (going climbers left/uphill) past a small clearing with signs of camp fires until you get to the base of the arete where Sterots' Ridge begins.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Dead Snag
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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