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Areas in Uinta Mountains

Bald Mountain 7 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 12
Butterfly Lake 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 8
Castle Lake 6 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Cliff Lake 10 / 6 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Fehr Lake 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Hayden Peak 18 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23 / 23
Humility Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Jax Cliff 1 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Moosehorn 16 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 29 / 29
Mosquito Wall 2 / 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Mount Beulah 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Notch Lake 2 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Ostler Peak 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 1 / 1
Picturesque Wall 1 / 1 / 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Portal, The 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Recess, The 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Reids Basin 2 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Ruth Lake 8 / 60 / 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 68
Scout Lake 7 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Stone Garden 3 / 21 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 26
Wall Of Tiers 12 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Yard Peak 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Elevation: 11,108 ft
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Jan 18, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Access Issue: Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details

Description

The Uinta Mountains are a relatively high elevation locale away from the summer heat in the valleys. It consists of steep horizontally cracked quartzite. A newcomer to the climbing scene, the Unita's have evolved into a popular sport climber's destination.

Getting There

From SLC, take I-80 east to exit 148. Take US-40 toward Vernal for 3.8 miles. Exit 4 will be UT-248. Take a left and drive for 11.4 miles. Turn left onto UT-32 (S. Main St.) in Kamas. Drive .2 miles then turn right onto UT-150 (E. Center St. (Mirror Lake Scenic Byway)).

Expect 1 hr. and 20 min. from SLC.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Uinta Mountains

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 51
Fear of Gear
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 52
Vulgaria
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 57
Crescent Moon
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 153
Peace Treaty
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 59
The Gentleman Who Fell
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
Where Vultures Dare
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 202
Black Elk
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 91
Sacred Hoop
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 36
Wish You Were Here
Sport, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 125
The Legend
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 58
Moon Stone
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 40
Dream Catcher
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 69
Sessions
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 52
Good Medicine
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 43
Ghost Dance
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fear of Gear Stone Garden
 51
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Vulgaria Cliff Lake
 52
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Crescent Moon Ruth Lake > Last Stand Wall
 57
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Peace Treaty Ruth Lake > Good Medicine Area
 153
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Gentleman Who Fell Stone Garden
 59
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Where Vultures Dare Hayden Peak > Iron Hayden Wall
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Black Elk Ruth Lake > Good Medicine Area
 202
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Sacred Hoop Ruth Lake > Good Medicine Area
 91
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Wish You Were Here Moosehorn > Moore Wall
 36
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
The Legend Ruth Lake > Good Medicine Area
 125
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Moon Stone Ruth Lake > Good Medicine Area
 58
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Dream Catcher Ruth Lake > Good Medicine Area
 40
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Sessions Stone Garden
 69
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Good Medicine Ruth Lake > Good Medicine Area
 52
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ghost Dance Ruth Lake > Good Medicine Area
 43
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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Ryan Brough
Arvada, Colorado
Ryan Brough   Arvada, Colorado
Uinta Rock, by Nathan Smith and Paul Tusting, is a fantastic resource for those interested in climbing along the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway. Complete with photographic topos, maps to the crags, scenic action photos and helpful information for local services, this guide is a passport to some super summer climbing, away from the heat and crowds. Jun 11, 2007
Josh M.
Golden, CO
Josh M.   Golden, CO
What's the camping scene like here? Haven't checked the Uinta Rock guide, but is there any nearby? Parking? Thanks! May 15, 2009
Adam Brink
on the road
Adam Brink   on the road
Could anyone comment on the quality of the climbing in the Uintas? Is it road trip worthy? Thanks! May 18, 2010
Andrew Gram
Salt Lake City, UT
Andrew Gram   Salt Lake City, UT  
I wouldn't road trip there from the East Coast, but from Boulder it is certainly worth a 3-4 day weekend. May 19, 2010
Adam Brink
on the road
Adam Brink   on the road
What are the best walls and where is the best camping? Thanks! May 21, 2010
Bastian  
An update for directions.

Take exit 146 instead of 148.

Awesome place to climb. Went up 8/27. Aug 29, 2012
Andrew R.
Linden, VA
Andrew R.   Linden, VA
I have been looking around for the Uinta Rock book, however everyone seems to be out of the book and its out of print. Does anyone know if either the Rock Climbing the Wasatch Falcon Guide or the Rock Climbing Utah 2nd Edition have sufficient coverage for the Uintas? Many thanks for any feedback. Aug 4, 2013

Join the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance and the Forest Service and give back to the Ruth Lake climbing area at the Sept 5th, 2015 Adopt a Crag 9-2PM. Help protect the places you love to play and come out for this staging area and trail work day.

REGISTER at SatlLakeClimbers.org

NOTICE! If you are planning to climb at Ruth Lake on Sept 5th, the west side (right side) of the Good Medicine Wall and maybe some other locations at Ruth will be closed for this work day. Please consider lending a hand and be an up-stander and not a by-stander. Aug 21, 2015
TICKETS: saltlakeclimbers.org/events/
The SLCA exists to provide a unified voice for climbers in the Wasatch and surrounding regions through advocacy, stewardship, community, and education.
This is the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance’s main fundraiser of the year. All proceeds help pay to steward the outdoor places we love to climb. Funds go towards advocacy work, trail and staging area improvements at local crags, bolt replacement, latrines, education events and more. Games including crate stacking, arm wrestling by local outdoor companies.
May 17, 2016
Ross Thompson
SLC, UT
Ross Thompson   SLC, UT
I'm looking to head to the ruth lake/stone garden area in 2 weeks. Has anybody climbed up yet there this year? I am wondering what kind of conditions to expect. A DM would be appreciated :) Jun 27, 2016
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
RUTH LAKE, UINTAS ADOPT A CRAG
JULY 30th, 2016
What: Bridge building and stone staircase maintenance with the SLCA and the Forest Service. Bring water and snacks. Long pants, close-toed shoes, helmets, gloves, sun protection and sunglasses are required. The SLCA has extra gloves, helmets, and eye protection if you need to borrow gear. Expect heavy lifting and physical work. BBQ by the American Alpine Club & Moab Brewery after the work.
An Adopt a Crag is about giving back to the climbing areas we use on a regular basis. It is important that we make an effort to maintain and care for our climbing areas in order to keep them open. Climbing is a privilege and not a right. Give back to your crag and volunteer with us today.
Time: 10am-3pm
Where: Meet at the Ruth Lake Trailhead and Parking Lot just after mile marker 35 along the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway.
REGISTER HERE saltlakeclimbers.org/adopt-… Jul 3, 2016
Hey there I was wondering if anyone found a pair of wms muiras vs at mosquito wall?? Jul 27, 2016
Anyone know if there’s cell service up there in the the vicinity of the camping and climbing areas? Thinking about doing a trip, but need to stay in some level of contact with civilization. Thanks. Jul 23, 2018
brucy  
Dear Tzilla, The nearest cell towers are some 40 miles distant in Evanston (at least 5 years ago, that is). That being the case, I have gotten a roaming signal at the base of Stone Garden that "sorta" worked. To ensure a better signal, one can drive north toward Evanston about 6 or 7 miles and start getting better reception. Hope this helps. Aug 14, 2018
Thanks, I was able to get some service up there by Ruth Lake. Aug 14, 2018

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