Elevation: 6,193 ft
GPS: 40.574, -111.768 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: grk10vq on Apr 10, 2005
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

The Dragon Arch is a relatively remote and rarely visited crag in LCC. Having a route of nearly every grade and almost every style, the Dragon Arch has an adventure waiting for for even the pickiest climber.

Primarily a traditional, mixed crag, this area holds a lot of history and old school flare. Looking for something wide? Try your hand at the still squeamish Valentine Crack. Bob Irine, Rick Reese and Ted Wilson's 1963 Valentine's Day sweet treat was later freed by local climbing icon George Lowe and partner Rex Alldredge. Strap on your boots and grovel!

If wide, daring cracks aren't your thing take a spin on Lunar Tick. Climbed on January 1st 1990, this is quite possibly the first route of the 90's.

Want something new? Say Gimmie Danger, but be careful what you wish for...this more contemporary line boasts old school flavor! And if you want to mix the old with the new step up to the plate and try the crags most recently freed Enter the Dragon. An old, abandoned aid line re-equipped and re-run as a two-pitch mega route.

A 20th century crag with some 21st century additions, explore this area's mystique. Just remember, this is the Dragon Arch- Don't get burned.

Getting There

Park at the Little Cottonwood Park and Ride and take the excellent trail out of the NE corner and approach the same as for The Egg. Once at the lower base of The Egg, before the last few switchbacks, continue to the right and head around up and right to the Dragon Arch. See the beta photo with The Egg and the Dragon Arch for any questions.

Thanks to the SLCA for the trail.

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