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Elevation: 5,745 ft
GPS: 40.62108, -111.74946
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Shared By: John J. Glime on Oct 12, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D C

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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 Suggest change

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
 19
The Scottish Gully
Mixed, Ice 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 705
Outside Corner
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 65
Second East Face
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 15
Prima Vista Arete
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 4
Spastic Funk
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 293
Crescendo
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
Retrobution
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Standard Deviation
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 78
Weed Killer
Trad
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 48
Weed B Gone
Trad 2 pitches
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 8
Osiris
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Scottish Gully
 19
WI3 M4 Mixed, Ice 3 pitches
Outside Corner
 705
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Second East Face
 65
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Prima Vista Arete
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 3 pitches
Spastic Funk
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 3 pitches
Crescendo
 293
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Retrobution
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Standard Deviation
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Weed Killer
 78
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Weed B Gone
 48
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Osiris
 8
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
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