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Routes in The Kitchen

Chicago Overhang TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chicago's West Side T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Double Jam T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Left Corner T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mark's Corner T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mr Numbers S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Panic City S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Right Corner T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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The most popular crag in the canyon, mainly due to its easy access, right on the main Rock Canyon trail and also due to easy TR setup. Routes vary from 5.4 to 5.10 all within a 20 foot alcove. There is also a good bouldering slab on the left side.

Getting There

Park in the main lot. Walk up the main trail for about; don't head left across the streambed. Continue until you pass the pump house on the right. Just before you run into the gate crossing the path, stop. Turn to your right (south). You are looking at The Kitchen.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Kitchen

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chicago Overhang
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Panic City
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chicago Overhang
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Panic City
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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Christopher Sorensen   Provo, UT
You may not care, but I actually don't like the Kitchen at all. I don't enjoy the climbs and all the ash from fires there gets your rope really dirty. That said, it's the easiest place to get to, and in the shade, which is really nice. But not worth it to me, with all the great places to climb in Rock Canyon, I think it's worth it to hike a little to a better spot, but that's just me. Sep 7, 2008
Tristan Higbee
Ogden, UT
Tristan Higbee   Ogden, UT
No, it's not just you. The Kitchen is the worst climbing area in the canyon, IMO. Crowded, slippery, dirty. Want easy climbs that you can easily toprope? Head for Tinker Toys or The Appendage. Lots of easy routes in one area? Layer Cake. Easy and safe for kids to play around? Head to the Wild. Want to socialize more? Red Slab is the answer. Want some harder stuff right by the trail? Get on George.

Life (and the climbing season) is too short to spend it climbing in the Kitchen. Sep 7, 2008
I'll bet that years ago this place was actually pretty special. now it's retarded (Hey! I get it!). Spend your energy somewhere else... Mar 13, 2009
Andrew Seegmiller   Orem UT
not exactly the funnest area in the canyon(probably the worst). The chains get absolutly beat to shit and need to be replaced multiple times each year. if your going here top rope off draws not the chains. this area isn't bad if you are a new trad climber learning about placements though, good place to learn that stuff. Jan 2, 2010
Out of all the times I have climbed in Rock Canyon I never stopped and climbing at the kitchen. After climber there today I know why. Not that fun of an area. Just a weird layout. Someone also recently lit a fire there so the rock is covered in ash... I you are doing this please stop... but in all honesty I don't care because I won't be climbing there again. Mar 16, 2012
Alex Temus
Alex Temus   Utah
There are several easy TR routes right next to each other, so the Kitchen is good for a group of new climbers. Otherwise don't bother, the crag is way too popular and greasy. Apr 17, 2017

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