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Arete Route S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Climb What? T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Far Left Unknown S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Grey Wall V0 4
Grey wall arete V1 5
Offwidth Workout T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wave Wall Arete V1 5
Wave Wall Traverse S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Apr 17, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Steep solid rock right on the road. 2 bolted routes some top-ropes, and traverses, not to mention some cracks. South facing.

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Right on the left side of the road as you pass Beachball Crag.

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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Far Left Unknown
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Far Left Unknown 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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John Hancock 1
west Valley
John Hancock 1   west Valley
Paul Wilhelmsen
sandy, ut
Paul Wilhelmsen   sandy, ut
The crack I was told goes 5.8, but I don't know the name, the bolted line just right of it I was told is 5.8+ and is super fun as well, I'd heard it called something like 'Assholes in leather' or something close to that referring to bikers that made hearing the belayer/climber difficult. Oct 14, 2014
That crack is a fun climb. I climbed it not 2 days ago. My buddy told me it was a 5.7.... he climbs hard tho so he may have under estimated it.

On the note of this area, we have hung and left and memorial for a very good friend who passed who dearly loved this wall. Please, even though it is very tempting, respect it and don't take the gear it's hung on.

We went out of our way to put it somewhere it wouldn't be a problem.
Thanks. Jul 7, 2013
Skat B
Down Rodeo
Skat B   Down Rodeo
This one?
May 29, 2013
Does anyone know what the short crack is on the west-facing wall, just west of the traverse? Chains up top, so it's obviously established. May 16, 2012
Isn't this crag closed - and climbing there a good way to give climbers a bad name in the Wasatch? Aug 23, 2010
I've been working on the low traverse since I've started rock climbing. I've "almost" sent it of course. According to some guidebooks it's V9, to merril bitter it's 5.13. The quartzite is of the highest quality in the canyon, however the location is pretty awful. If you were to take a wild fall early on the traverse, you might step back into the road.

A few times fire trucks have honked at me, and subsequently scared the crap out of me. I'm not sure if they're worried about the vicinity, or if they just like to see me jump.

The full traverse is about 55' long, roughly 50 moves to my beta. The first 20 feet is probably 5.10 to a corner, where the hard moves sustain ever increasing difficulty until the crux final 5 feet, of which I've never linked. My main problem is pumping out.

To me, the climb is really 3 sections, the first 15 moves of jugs end in a corner, then the bulk of climbing through a diagonal cack leads to another shallow corner, where a final push on pinches and bad sidepulls reach the arete and end. Have at it! Jul 8, 2004

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