Elevation: 5,745 ft
GPS: 40.621, -111.749 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: John J. Glime on Oct 12, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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

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WI3 M4
 14
The Scottish Gully
Mixed, Ice 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 592
Outside Corner
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 60
Second East Face
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 8
Prima Vista Arete
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 149
Crescendo
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Standard Deviation
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Dust to Dust
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 67
Weed Killer
Trad
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 43
Weed B Gone
Trad 2 pitches
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 6
Osiris
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Scottish Gully
 14
WI3 M4 Mixed, Ice 3 pitches
Outside Corner
 592
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Second East Face
 60
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Prima Vista Arete
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 3 pitches
Crescendo
 149
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Standard Deviation
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dust to Dust
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Weed Killer
 67
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Weed B Gone
 43
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Osiris
 6
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
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