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Shared By: Dave Clawson on Mar 9, 2006
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This area is composed of the long two (or more in spots) tiered quartzite cliff band that overlooks Ogden from the east. The canyon to its north is Ogden Canyon; the canyon to its south is Taylor Canyon. All the walls in this area face west, so they bask in the sun in the afternoon and evening. The mornings are shady. The alcove is one exception, it faces NW and sees more shade than the other walls. This has been a nice quiet place to climb in the past. The somewhat long steep approach, wasps and rattlesnakes are enough to deter many a weak willed climber. It is slowly becoming more often visited though. Most of the routes are sport. There are also a good amount of trad routes.

Getting There

To get to the northern walls (The Ramp Routes, Asbury Park, and The Basement): Go to 22nd street in Ogden and follow it east. The road ends at a parking lot (cars are commonly broken into here, usually via a closed window, so I would advise you not to leave valuables in your vehicle). The trail starts at the northeast corner of the parking lot. Follow a maze of mountain bike trails east to the Bonneville Shoreline trail. Follow this trail for a couple minutes as it bends to the south. A climbers trail will break off left straight up the hill. This leads to the base of a grassy ramp. Hike up this ramp to the south. You will soon arrive at The Ramp Routes and farther up you will find Asbury Park and The Basement.

To get to the southern walls (Taylor Corners Area to The Tangerine): Go to 27th street in Ogden, head east and park at the end of the street. From here follow trails and switchbacks east. These trails lead one to the upper boulder field. This field is located just south of Castle Rock(the huge boulder with white paint on its west face). Go to the north-east corner of the field via trails. Finally scramble up the talus to the base of the Utahnics Wall. To get on the second tier, climb one of the Utahnics Wall routes or climb the 4th class approach pitch just to the left of the wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Schoolroom

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
South Ridge
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bloody Sunday
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Take an Atheist to Church
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Tree Crack
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Teardrops on the City
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
The Traditionalist
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Goodbye Blue Monday
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Tiny Giant
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
South Ridge Tree Crack Area
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Phantasmagorical Ramp Routes
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Bloody Sunday Sunday Wall
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Take an Atheist to Church Sunday Wall
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Tree Crack Tree Crack Area
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Teardrops on the City Asbury Park > Gangsta' Ledge
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Rocketsauce Tree Crack Area
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Traditionalist Asbury Park > Asbury Park
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Goodbye Blue Monday Tree Crack Area
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Tiny Giant Asbury Park > Gangsta' Ledge
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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The wasps here are insane. Count on half of your holds being taken....
I'm a NOOB, and a total sissy when it comes to aggressive type insects. This definetly added a different psychological aspect to climbing for me.
Is this the best time to climb here, when the wasps are "slow"? Oct 11, 2008
Mike Anderson
Colorado Springs, CO
Mike Anderson   Colorado Springs, CO
Despite the amount of time I spent climbing here, I never used to think the climbing was all that outstanding. However, I finally was able to visit Seneca Rocks in West Virginia, which is often touted as some of the best quartzite climbing in the world. Well, I have to say the Schoolroom wall is vastly superior to Seneca in many ways, and therefore, the Schoolroom must be among the best quartzite climbing in the world (The Grampians probably take the cake). If you live in Ogden, you should feel lucky to have such great climbing near by, and be proud! Oct 19, 2010
I wouldn't really call the Utahnics wall approach line a 4th class climb. Seemed like 5.2 to me. Not the sort of thing I could easily do in boots with a backpack containing my rope, lunch, and gear. Sep 12, 2012