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Elevation: 8,500 ft 2,591 m
GPS: 40.58991, -111.64385
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Shared By: James Garrett on Sep 12, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane
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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.

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

22 Total Climbs

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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
 141
Los Crudos
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 140
Rat Bastards
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 148
Minor Threat
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 120
Wisky Bench
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 185
Antidote
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 129
Dayglow Abortions
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 77
Repeat and Offend
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 128
Melting Into Madness
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 48
Martinez Mind Melter
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 15
1st Tram
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 53
The Bird Is the Word
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 25
Sinistar
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 85
Cotton Mouth King
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 84
Brain Doner
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 103
Public Nuisance
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Los Crudos
 141
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Rat Bastards
 140
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Minor Threat
 148
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Wisky Bench
 120
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Antidote
 185
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dayglow Abortions
 129
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Repeat and Offend
 77
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Melting Into Madness
 128
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Martinez Mind Melter
 48
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
1st Tram
 15
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
The Bird Is the Word
 53
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
Sinistar
 25
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Cotton Mouth King
 85
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Brain Doner
 84
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Public Nuisance
 103
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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