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Routes in Purple Wall

Bubbles & Booze S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Collie Buddz S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Drop Out S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gas Stoned S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mad Swiller S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pump It Until Purple S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Purple Gurpel S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Purple Haze S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Purple Pumper S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Squeeze It Until It's Purple S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Win`o, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Wine Drip, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details


The Purple Wall sports several bolted routes on juggy, overhanging quartz monzonite. The area's name is likely derived from the unique purple varnish in sections of the rock. The wall is east-facing and is in the shade after 2pm or so. Rock quality is good, but are still cleaning up. There are some sections of rotten rock, but nothing serious. A gentle breeze picked up once the sun went down. Routes are well protected and most bolts clip from good stances. Worth the hike considering the seclusion and great weather on a hot summer afternoon.

Here are the routes listed in order from left to right:

Main Wall:
North Wall:

Getting There

Look for a lone pine tree between the two "Maybird Avalanche Area" signs. Here, a rock cairn marks the beginning of the trail. Follow the established trail to a rock-filled gulch. A series of rock cairns lead to the remnants of two stone huts. Look left and the Purple Wall will stare right back at you. Plan on moderate hiking of about 20-25 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Purple Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Purple Pumper
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Purple Pumper
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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Why are the chain links in this area so small? I found it hard to clip a normal-sized locking biner to the chains here. Jul 5, 2007
Ryan Brough
Arvada, Colorado
Ryan Brough   Arvada, Colorado
Buy the topo for this area at IME. The proceeds fund the bolts you clip. Jul 12, 2007
Salt Lake City, Utah
BobGray   Salt Lake City, Utah
Trust me we heckled Greg every time he used those chains. They would be better suited for hanging bling bling around your neck than holding a climber. Buy more topos so Greg will sack up and buy beefier chains!(hopefully) Jul 12, 2007
Greg Martinez
Greg Martinez   SLC UTAH
the win`0 is the first climb on left purple haze is up gully another 90 feet or so another 90 feet or so is the next 7 climbs Sep 7, 2007
Great wall, an impressive effort to bolt all these routes! If you are a regular LCC or BCC climber, these routes are pretty easy compared to other standard routes. So you could expect to climb two or three letter grades harder in this area in comparison with other areas in the Wasatch. Jul 11, 2010
D. Durrant
Utah, USA
D. Durrant   Utah, USA
Ok climbing that will keep you busy for a day. Sep 30, 2012
Crag Turkey
Holladay, UT
Crag Turkey   Holladay, UT
Since a rock slide early in the summer of 2013 the routes on the purple wall are about 7'-10'shorter. I still find the area a fun afternoon spot just not as tall as it used to be. Aug 13, 2013
J Saarela
Park City
J Saarela   Park City
A Little Cottonwood anomaly: juggy, short, gym-bolted, shaded, soft-graded (at least for LCC) sport routes. A confidence-inspiring wall, great for a new leader. If proficient at the grade, you can complete the whole area in a few hours. Oct 16, 2016

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