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Plumb Line Gully

Utah > Wasatch Range > Central Wasatch > Little Cottonwood Canyon
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Description

Plumb Line Gully is just east of the thumb, and consists of a good mix of routes. For starters the short but great Plumb Line (trad), next door is a runout 5.11d bolted line. Next to this is a trad 5.6, and so on and so on. 4 routes face south, 3 west and like 6 or so east. Other than the west facing routes, the rock is good and the climbing is well worth it. I have heard that the west-facing routes are of poorer quality, but I haven't checked it out.

Getting There

Park at the Gate pullout and hike towards Green "A", but instead of cutting up the boulder field, angle across it gaining elevation. The dark streaked cliff west of Kermit's Wall is the Waterfront, hike past this by picking up on small trails that cut their path near the base of the cliffs. Near the west end is a chockstone that hinders travel. Get beyond this and Plumb Line Gully is to your right.

Routes from Left to Right

5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 10
A Little Razz-Ma-Tazz and All Th…
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 6
Acute Angle Var.
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 285
Plumb Line
Trad, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
 27
Zot
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
Filthy Garbage
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 70
Hangman
Trad 3 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A1
 18
Gravity's Rainbow
Trad, Aid 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 89
Boomerang
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Calderone Slab
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 15
Euphorbia
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
A Little Razz-Ma-Tazz and A…
 10
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Acute Angle Var.
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad
Plumb Line
 285
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Zot
 27
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Trad
Filthy Garbage
 12
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Hangman
 70
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Gravity's Rainbow
 18
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A1 Trad, Aid 2 pitches
Boomerang
 89
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Calderone Slab
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Euphorbia
 15
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad

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Tbone milking it. We all wish this line were longer
[Hide Photo] Tbone milking it. We all wish this line were longer
Molly on the Boomerang
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