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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

Description [Suggest Change]

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 [Suggest Change]

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

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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
 173
Layback Crack
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 122
Errors of Our Ways
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 154
Iraq in the Back Attack
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 87
I Ran To Afghanistan
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 88
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
 47
Dam Fine Cracks
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 56
Bee Pitch, The
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 101
La Creme De Shorts
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 111
Fowl Play
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 139
Day as Night
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 47
Psychostematic
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 346
Goodro's Wall
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 54
Psychobabble
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 53
Big in Japan
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Layback Crack Storm Mtn Island
 173
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Errors of Our Ways Reservoir Ridge
 122
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Iraq in the Back Attack Reservoir Ridge
 154
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
I Ran To Afghanistan Reservoir Ridge
 87
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Crack Face Reservoir Ridge
 88
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
 47
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Bee Pitch, The Bumble Bee Wall
 56
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
La Creme De Shorts Storm Mtn Island
 101
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Fowl Play Bumble Bee Wall
 111
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Day as Night Damned Wall
 139
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Psychostematic Psychobabble Wall
 47
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Goodro's Wall Storm Mtn Island
 346
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Psychobabble Psychobabble Wall
 54
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Big in Japan Storm Mtn Island
 53
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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