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Getaway Wall, The 2 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Elevation: 10,000 ft
GPS: 40.701, -110.932 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Eric Godfrey on Jul 21, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Notch Lake is a beautiful area away from the crowds on the Good Medicine Wall. It requires a longer approach but you will be rewarded with lakeside climbing on the getaway wall in an amazing alpine setting.
Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details

Getting There

The Notch Lake trail starts off of Highway 150 just past Mile Marker 29 if you are coming from Kamas (northbound) at the "Bald Mountain Trailhead." There is ample parking and a pit toilet at the trailhead. Basically follow the trail toward Bald Mountain for a short way and then go left when the trail forks (there isn't a sign for Notch Lake but the fork is obvious). Hike this for about 2.3 miles to the lake.

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J Saarela
Park City
J Saarela   Park City
A note on the DWS routes: all routes are less than vertical except for the first half of the 5.10a arete. Something to keep in mind if you're going up just for DWS, as cheese-grater falls are possible on the remaining lines. The water is the deepest under the arete and the adjacent 5.9 face. While the landings for these two are clear, boulders are visible (to a varying degree) below the other routes. That said, the water is incredibly clear, so they may be deeper than they look.

If you feel like you're going to fall, push off the wall! Jul 17, 2016
Mark Parrett
Salt Lake City, Utah
Mark Parrett   Salt Lake City, Utah
The fork in the trail is about 20 feet from the parking lot - so don't hike up towards Bald Mtn for more than a few seconds. Jul 2, 2012
Landon McBrayer
Salt Lake City, UT
Landon McBrayer   Salt Lake City, UT
The hike is one hour each way, and very mellow. Aug 21, 2011
D. Durrant
Utah, USA
D. Durrant   Utah, USA
Try the DWS along the west side of the lake. From the routes traverse right along a large ledge making a couple of scramble moves to get started. Keep traversing along the bottom of the wall, V1, with many 15'-25' exits. Some large loose rocks about 3/4 way along the traverse make it interesting but over all the rock is good quality. Enough fun to leave the rest of the climbing gear and just bring the shoes, chalk bag and a towel. Sep 14, 2009

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