Elevation: 5,784 ft
GPS: 40.625, -111.745 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Feb 18, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description

Storm Mountain Picnic Area has some of the highest concentration of good climbing in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Plus, the added bonus of a picnic area, fishing, and toilets.

Getting There

Park either in or out of the parking lot approximately 2.85 miles up canyon.

71 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Storm Mountain Picnic Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 178
Layback Crack
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 126
Errors of Our Ways
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 163
Iraq in the Back Attack
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 92
I Ran To Afghanistan
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 94
Crack Face
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 54
Encore
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 56
Dam Fine Cracks
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 59
Bee Pitch, The
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 103
La Creme De Shorts
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 116
Fowl Play
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 151
Day as Night
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 50
Psychostematic
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 369
Goodro's Wall
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 56
Psychobabble
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 60
Big in Japan
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Layback Crack Storm Mtn Island
 178
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Errors of Our Ways Reservoir Ridge
 126
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Iraq in the Back Attack Reservoir Ridge
 163
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
I Ran To Afghanistan Reservoir Ridge
 92
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Crack Face Reservoir Ridge
 94
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Encore Storm Mtn Island
 54
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Dam Fine Cracks Damned Wall
 56
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Bee Pitch, The Bumble Bee Wall
 59
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
La Creme De Shorts Storm Mtn Island
 103
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Fowl Play Bumble Bee Wall
 116
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Day as Night Damned Wall
 151
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Psychostematic Psychobabble Wall
 50
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Goodro's Wall Storm Mtn Island
 369
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Psychobabble Psychobabble Wall
 56
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Big in Japan Storm Mtn Island
 60
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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john gilchrist
sLC, utah
john gilchrist   sLC, utah
Reservoir Ridge is a great place to take the new climber to teach them everything they need to know. There are some Chains on War Clamor that are 15 feet off the ground where you can teach a new climber how to clean and rap while being able to watch and instruct with out having to yell. Allso some good routes to in storm to take a new sport leader. Jun 20, 2006
Just a heads up, my girlfriends car was broken into yesterday parked across from the Storm Mountain entrance. window was broken and stuff stolen. Super lame! Aug 11, 2009
Leland McCarthy
Salt Lake, UT
Leland McCarthy   Salt Lake, UT
I know this will be redundant information to most everyone, but in the last year or so I've heard of three people making this huge error, one of which I was present for last weekend.

Many of these climbs will require a 70m rope! Please, use caution, and if you find yourself in such a pickle; don't be too proud to leave gear behind to ensure a safe rap off the wall. Also, always knot your belay's end of the rope.

My wishes for a speedy, uncomplicated recovery to the gal last weekend. May 31, 2013