Elevation: 7,328 ft
GPS: 40.562, -111.765 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 34,044 total · 172/month
Shared By: Peter Gram on May 15, 2004 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
Access Issue: Private Property now at the entrance to Bells Canyon. Details

Description

The Middle Bell Tower can easily be picked out by a big right facing corner which pulls through two huge roofs (the Ellsworth-McQuarrie route). To the left of this is a shield of high quality granite which holds Arm and Hammer, a Bell Tower classic. The Middle Bell Tower is the 3rd Bell tower encountered, after the Far West and the West Bell.

Getting There

Start at the trailhead for Bell's Canyon off of Wasatch Blvd. Follow this uphill, steeply at times, for 2 or 3 miles until adjacent with the Middle Bell Tower. This takes approximately 75 to 90 minutes to reach, depending on how fast you hike. Look for a faint trail (a ways above the turnoff for the waterfall) which heads easily over to the base of Middle Bell Tower. This faint trail avoids any bushwhacking, but has a lot of scrambling over giant boulders to cross the creek. From the trail, it is about 10 minutes to the base of the rock. Total approach time ~ one hour and 30-45 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Middle Bell Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 28
Ellsworth-McQuarrie Route
Trad 6 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 3
Lowe Variation
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 191
Arm and Hammer
Trad 6 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A1
 6
Winged Warrior
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Butcher Knife
Trad 4 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
Cymbals Of The Sun
Trad 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ellsworth-McQuarrie Route
 28
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Lowe Variation
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Arm and Hammer
 191
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Winged Warrior
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A1 Trad, Aid 8 pitches
Butcher Knife
 10
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 4 pitches
Cymbals Of The Sun
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 6 pitches
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