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Chiricahua Gumption S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
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Shared By: James Garrett on Sep 9, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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This gets more shade than Powder Ridge Wall. As one looks up from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon to the south. Powder Ridge Wall is near the ridge line though being entirely in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The next rock formation to the East is Native American Crag. It is the first granite one encounters after he quartzite.
Minimize passing through private property. Details

Getting There

To Powder Ridge Wall as per Gregorio Martinez instructions. The other shorter, albeit steeper approach is parking in the residential neighborhood in Big Cottonwood Canyon, crossing private property and ascending the steep trail-less hillside (some deer trails). After arriving about 200 feet under the Powder Ridge Wall, a fairly good trail comes into play. Some trail work has been done that leads Eastward over to the Native American Crag. Once on this trail, about 5-10 minutes further east from Powder Ridge Wall brings the climber to the base of the crag.

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bheller
SL UT
bheller   SL UT
I think I also remember seeing a somewhat steep and undone finger crack (60 ft tall?) on the backside of the formation-perhaps 10a? It's just to the left of the "Wigwam"- the obvious cave like feature that boasts a handful of forgotten boulder problems. Back in the day, the anonymous hard men of BCC used to crank out endless laps on the Wigwams steep center kingline with good in-cut jugs- "Counting Coup"-V3. At one time there was a old mattress stash but they are (thankfully) long gone now and even the trail has grown in. Last time I heard of someone going up there they only had 1 small crash pad- and said it wasn't close to enough - 3 large pads would allow for a comfortable and safe session.

Happy hunting! Aug 2, 2017
Yeah, there's an awesome crack on the far right. Can't believe it has not been done, looks about 5.8. Also, brilliant looking face which is crying to be climbed just left of center, looks 5.9ish. Get em done! Aug 1, 2017
Mulch
SLC, Utah
Mulch   SLC, Utah
I've always eyed that crag on my way into BCC and wondered if there had been any routes put up up there. Glad to finally find this page. Next question is any more possible FA's up there? Jul 31, 2017

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