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Blastoid Variant S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Bohemian Crystal S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Crystal Clear S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Dark Crystal, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Fist Full of Crystals S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
For A Few Crystals More S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Like Sedona, Like Windwalker S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
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Shared By: D Argyle on Nov 22, 2006
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Description

The Church Fork wall is a large limestone outcrop that sits just off of the Pipeline Trail. The rock is of decent quality, which is to say it is more solid than most in the canyon. Expect many hikers to pass by on the trail while you're climbing here.

Getting There

From the mouth of Millcreek Canyon, drive east for 3.05 miles to the Church Fork Picnic Area. If the gate is closed, park on the shoulder. Hoof it up through the picnic area and join the Pipeline Trail. Follow the trail for a bit, until you see the wall rising on your left.

Trails are not marked very well, you'll get to a fork in the trail where you could go off on three other trails. Choose the trail going north, the trail looks like it takes you deeper into the mountain. Hike about half mile or less, it will be on your left.

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Trails are not marked very well, to get to Church fork stay on the main Pipeline trail, you'll get to a fork in the trail where you could go off on three other trails. Choose the trail going North, the trail looks like it takes you deeper into the mountain. Hike about half mile or less, it will be on your left. Be careful climbing Church Fork, rocks are VERY sharp and VERY loose. A couple of times while i was belaying I had to dodge falling rocks. May 3, 2007
Kirk Hilton
Murray, UT
Kirk Hilton   Murray, UT
Some additional info and pics for the approach. Once you've parked and gotten to the top of the road in the Church Fork Picnic area, you'll be starting off at what is called the "Grandeur Peak Trail". Follow this trail up, cross a footbridge first, then there will be 1 mellow switchback followed by 2 sharper switchbacks. After the switchbacks you'll soon come to a 3-way fork in the trail with a sign that reads "PIPE LINE TRAIL" (Rattlesnake Gulch Trail [left] & Burch Hollow Trailhead [right]). Stay straight! Don't go to the right or to the left at the 3-way fork, just pick the middle most trail and go with it. As previously mentioned, it's not clearly marked as to which trail is which, so just pick the middle most trail. Anyhow, follow that middle trail up for another quarter to half mile, the crag is on your left. Total approach time is approximately 30-45 minutes from the entrance to the Church Fork Picnic area off the canyon road.




Sep 15, 2013
Kirk Hilton
Murray, UT
Kirk Hilton   Murray, UT
PS...There's a third route on the far left that I didn't climb. It's slightly up the hill from CC. Looks to be in the 5.11+ range. Anyone know for sure? Sep 15, 2013
zoso  
Thanks Kirk, I'm glad you cleared that up. Certainly the most difficult crag to find.

EVAR!!!

Maybe we could paint a line on the ground from the road to the crag. I'll donate the florescent pink paint. Sep 16, 2013
Kasner
Salt Lake City, UT
Kasner   Salt Lake City, UT
Lots of loose rock now. Not sure what we climbed, I believe it to be the third route from climbers right and all of the bolts are in detached flakes. It's only a matter of time. Anchors up top look good, chains however there are other places to climb to beat the SLC heat. Give the route we climbed 1 & 1/2 stars. Aug 25, 2015

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