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Routes in The Appendage

Bulge, The S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Butterface S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Crisco Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Double Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Edge, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Full Appendage S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lead S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ledge, The S,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Only Wimps Top-rope the Bulge S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Description

A very short wall with several bolted routes and some short cracks that can be lead on gear. A little off the well-beaten Rock Canyon path, this place can offer moments of solitude.

Getting There

Past The Kitchen and just past two cement retaining walls on your north (left), cross the stream and hike up the left fork of the trail to the crag.

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Alex Temus
Small Town, USA
Alex Temus   Small Town, USA
This might be the best wall in the canyon to take a group of friends when introducing them to outdoor climbing! A 5.6 (the Ledge), a couple 5.7s and 8s and an easy 9 make a good mix for beginners! Hey yourself a nice workout and wow them, if you like, by doing the Bulge. Even being a small trad rack and work a couple of the cracks for practice.

It's easily top-roped if you just want to quickly get set-up, there's a large landing area, and good seating plus trees for a hammock! It's a step away from the main canyon scene right on the trail so you can turn up your music and bring your dogs without getting on everyone's way. The routes are short so you can always hear the climber and new climbers can feel accomplished by finishing multiple routes. Sounds like the makings of a great party! Jul 15, 2017
James Lewis
Provo, UT
James Lewis   Provo, UT
Tofu:
I've actually lead several times before, this time I just made a dumb decision to set up a toprope on a route that wasn't meant for toprope. It was actually Crispo Crack, and I didn't realize that it was a trad route until just a little while ago. And don't worry, I wasn't really in danger of falling to my death, I just had to be creative with my rappel to the anchors. Thank you for the concern tho, I need someone to help me out when I'm at my limits. :) Sep 7, 2016
Tofu Brain
Denver
Tofu Brain   Denver
James,
There is nothing funny about falling to your death while setting up a TR. Maybe stay in the gym until you feel comfortable leading 5.8, that way you can safely get to the anchors for TR. Sep 6, 2016
I really enjoyed doing the easy trad lines on the main face between each fin. These should be one of the main attractions of this place. Jul 17, 2009
Christopher Sorensen   Provo, UT
The Appendage is a good place for new climbers or leaders for short, fun climbs. Most of the climbs can be toproped and there is enough variation that climbers who are a little more experienced won't just be bored. The climbs are short, though. Sep 14, 2008

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