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Bland Cherokee S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Hiditaka Suzuki's Sidekick S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Kelly's Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Short Roof S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Strange Rover S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wrangler Girls S,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c


There are 5 bolted routes on this cliff. All of them lead easily and have good anchors. The climbs face west and south, but with the high aspect of Mt Olympus to the East, they don't get much morning sun in the shorter months.The approach is simple-- climb up the gully to the south of the cliff, as the direct approach is loose rotten rock, and traverse North to the base.

Getting There

This chunk of quartzite resides just north of Pete's Rock off of Wasatch Boulevard. This is also north of the Mt. Olympus trailhead. (about 5300 S). Getting There: Park in the first lot North of Mount Olympus Train Head. From here walk south <1/4 mile until you see a distinct climbers trail up gully full of scree to the east. Follow the hand lines up. At the top of the gully go left (north) and the first bolted route is Short Roof. The other four are down and to the North.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Wic   Rio Rancho, New Mexico
You can quickly access this area from Pete's Rock parking lot or from a dirt road that is just above Wasatch Blvd (but you have to know how to find the dirt road!). Fun area - approach takes about 5 - 10 minutes depending on where you park your car (Pete's Rock parking lot vs. dirt road). This is a great location for early and late season climbing due to the West-facing wall. Go in early to mid afternoon and it is usually pretty warm. Nov 9, 2016
Tofu Brain
Tofu Brain   Denver
About 1.5 hours. Jul 10, 2015
Tanner Wilcox
Provo, UT
Tanner Wilcox   Provo, UT
Does anyone have a guess on the approach time from the parking lot? Jul 10, 2015
Paul Wilhelmsen
sandy, ut
Paul Wilhelmsen   sandy, ut
I really enjoyed this area, tho I did mix up wrangler's with the next most run. To get there from the south; stop at the trail head at 5500 south, and head up to Pete's rock, as per the trail. at the junction head north. follow the distinct trail until you reach the top of "sports utility wall". then down climb and head around for fun. Apr 30, 2013
You didn't look around the corner left of Suzuki's. I wouldn't call this place amazing and HSS is the only real reason to visit the area, but it gets sun all winter and is a good choice if you're short on time and want to catch a quick run in January. Sep 27, 2011
Tim G.
Salt Lake City, UT
Tim G.   Salt Lake City, UT
Checked out this wall last week and was quite disappointed. The only routes I could actually find were the short roof and Suzuki's sidekick. Maybe I'm just blind, but my friend and I hiked all around over the steep loose rock and couldn't find the other routes. It is more of a debris field than a wall I would say. Bottom line: don't waste your time. Sep 26, 2011

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