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Areas in Storm Mountain Picnic Area

Bumble Bee Wall 7 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Damned Wall 2 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Psychobabble Wall 6 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Reservoir Ridge 4 / 5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Savage Arena 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Static Wall 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Storm Mountain Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Storm Mountain Ice Falls 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 1 / 3 / 3
Storm Mountain Island 18 / 9 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 27
Elevation: 5,784 ft
GPS: 40.625, -111.745 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 136,635 total · 892/month
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.

70 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
 177
Layback Crack
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 125
Errors of Our Ways
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 161
Iraq in the Back Attack
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 91
I Ran To Afghanistan
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 93
Crack Face
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 53
Encore
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
Dam Fine Cracks
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 58
Bee Pitch, The
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 102
La Creme De Shorts
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 113
Fowl Play
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 148
Day as Night
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 49
Psychostematic
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 360
Goodro's Wall
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 56
Psychobabble
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 57
Big in Japan
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Layback Crack Storm Mtn Island
 177
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Errors of Our Ways Reservoir Ridge
 125
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Iraq in the Back Attack Reservoir Ridge
 161
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
I Ran To Afghanistan Reservoir Ridge
 91
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Crack Face Reservoir Ridge
 93
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Encore Storm Mtn Island
 53
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Dam Fine Cracks Damned Wall
 51
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Bee Pitch, The Bumble Bee Wall
 58
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
La Creme De Shorts Storm Mtn Island
 102
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Fowl Play Bumble Bee Wall
 113
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Day as Night Damned Wall
 148
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Psychostematic Psychobabble Wall
 49
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Goodro's Wall Storm Mtn Island
 360
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
 57
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

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