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Routes in JHCOB Wall

Deep Dark Crack T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Dualing Banjos T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Dust to Dust T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
First East Face T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Inside Corner T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Osiris S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Outside Corner T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Predecessor T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Ream's Chimney T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Retrobution S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Scottish Gully, The WI4 M4
Second East Face T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Spastic Funk T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Unemployment Line S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Weed B Gone T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Weed Killer T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
West Side Water Slide T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Description

The wall above and left of the "Remnants of an Ancient Sea" pullout in Big Cottonwood Canyon has a quick and easy approach which leads to multipitch climbing and good exposure. This is also sometimes called Jacob wall. Bring a helmet, because if you get off route, you are likely to run into loose rock.

Getting There

The wall is located directly above the road approx. 2.4 miles up canyon on the right side (south side) of the road. There will be a pullout there and a sign which reads "Remnants of an Ancient Sea." (Picture here.) Park in this pullout and follow the semi-obvious trail up to the wall. (Five to ten minute approach.)

Another option, depending on the climb you are going to, is to drive a couple of hundred yards further up canyon and park on the right. Follow a trail up and move to the right towards the wall using your best discretion. This is a terrible scree field right above the road, so be careful.

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Classic Climbing Routes at JHCOB Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI4 M4
 4
The Scottish Gully
Mixed, Ice 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 426
Outside Corner
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 46
Second East Face
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 40
Weed Killer
Trad
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 25
Weed B Gone
Trad 2 pitches
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 3
Osiris
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Scottish Gully
 4
WI4 M4 Mixed, Ice 3 pitches
Outside Corner
 426
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Second East Face
 46
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Weed Killer
 40
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Weed B Gone
 25
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Osiris
 3
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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Anyone know what the very steep wall is on the very west end of JHCOB wall? To the right of Retrobution and Unemployment Line. It had some intense-looking routes and some permanent draws on it, but I can't find it on Mountain Project. Jul 11, 2012
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Whiplash wall. In the Ruckman guide.

What's that, you ask?

It's a book. Jul 11, 2012
Jesus H Christ on a Bicycle! I had to buy the guidebook just to figure out the name of this rock! Aug 11, 2014
I lost a piece of protection on the 2nd pitch of the Outside Corner, JHCOB Wall, on Monday, October 10. Had a "Light D" carabiner attached to the pro. If you find it please contact me and I will describe the piece. -Tom (385-214-6285) Nov 13, 2016

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