Elevation: 5,629 ft
GPS: 40.622, -111.749 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Apr 7, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

Description

Down by the stream east- and south-facing on good compact rock is this hidden gem. Some bolts and pitons, but gear is needed for most routes. Rappel anchors exist for the exits. Spring is not the best time due to the proximity of the stream.

This crag was at one time retro-bolted. The bolts were removed by community consensus. It's hard to come in after the fact and not know the whole story. Some who are are new to climbing might feel that this was done by a single person or without significant debate. This is an incorrect assumption.

This crag is part of a long history of traditional climbing in BCC. Crags with this style are a strong reminder of where climbing was and where climbing is going. Big Cottonwood Canyon is full of bolted routes and there are several crags in the immediate proximity for your choosing.

Getting There

Just across from JHCOB wall, in the first gully across the stream is this crag. Scramble down the hill and hop the stream.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Creekside Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 42
Face The Fax
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 29
Opinions
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 33
Thieves Reprieve
Trad, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 38
Isogram
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 37
Raisin Bran
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 33
Mr. Potato Head
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Parallel Universe
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Face The Fax
 42
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Opinions
 29
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Thieves Reprieve
 33
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad, TR
Isogram
 38
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Raisin Bran
 37
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, TR
Mr. Potato Head
 33
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Parallel Universe
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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