Elevation: 8,500 ft
GPS: 40.59, -111.644 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: James Garrett on Sep 12, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane
Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details
Access Issue: Stay on the trails Details

Description

This is the furthest east of the most significant East Hellgate Walls. Though one of the last to be developed, it is the first one encountered hiking up the trail. Maybe due to this last factoid, it is also probably the most popular and most crowded. MMW offers long and well protected routes, two-pitch routes, aesthetic movement, and modern day classics in the 5.8 to 5.12 range. If one discusses the highest quality (if there is such a concept in some people's minds regarding upper LCC) Hellgate limestone, perhaps the Melting Mud Wall, despite its name to the contrary, stands tall in the quality ratings.

If you want to get out of the gym and get that high alpine feeling with minimal effort, walk the 7 minutes it takes to get to this place. Big fun will be yours.
I will warn all visitors again, please wear a helmet at all times while visitng this area.

Getting There

Park off the main Little Cottonwood Canyon Wall below the Microwave. This is directly across from the Alta bypass road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Melting Mud Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 122
Los Crudos
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 120
Rat Bastards
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 122
Minor Threat
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 101
Wisky Bench
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 157
Antidote
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 102
Dayglow Abortions
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 64
Repeat and Offend
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 110
Melting Into Madness
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 44
Martinez Mind Melter
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 48
The Bird Is the Word
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 24
Sinistar
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 67
Cotton Mouth King
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 72
Brain Doner
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 33
AltaTraz
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 82
Public Nuisance
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Los Crudos
 122
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Rat Bastards
 120
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Minor Threat
 122
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Wisky Bench
 101
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Antidote
 157
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dayglow Abortions
 102
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Repeat and Offend
 64
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Melting Into Madness
 110
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Martinez Mind Melter
 44
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
The Bird Is the Word
 48
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
Sinistar
 24
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Cotton Mouth King
 67
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Brain Doner
 72
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
AltaTraz
 33
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Public Nuisance
 82
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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