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Routes in Cougar Narrows

Beamer's Claw S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Nair S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pig Charmer S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Shared By: Perin Blanchard on Jul 22, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

Cougar Narrows is a beautiful location with short, water-polished limestone walls on either side of a stream.

The stream runs roughly north-south through this area so shade will be available in early- to mid-morning and in the later part of the afternoon.

The rock here is different from any other climbing area in American Fork Canyon in that it is very smooth (glass-like in some spots), the pockets are mostly shallow, smooth affairs, and the friction is low.
Located in the Lone Peak Wilderness Area Details
Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details

Getting There

Take the trail along the stream (bed) in Tank Canyon for about 12 to 15 minutes from the road until you arrive at a narrow area with smooth, polished walls on either side of the stream.

Route List

West side, left-to-right:

1. project
2. Beamer's Claw 5.10b (follows crack, ramp)
3. The Contortionist 5.12a
4. The Nonsightable 5.11c
5. Nair 5.7
6. IQ Test 5.11c
7. Pig Charmer 5.10a
8. A Slab of Greasy Bacon 5.11d
9. Pig Trough 5.9 (pitch 2 above Pig Charmer/A Slab of Greasy Bacon)

East side, left-to-right:

1. Zoe and the Box 5.12c
2. The Gray Lynx 5.12d
3. project
4. project
5. project

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Jeremy Steck
Salt Lake City, UT
Jeremy Steck   Salt Lake City, UT
It's a shame that these walls are not taller and more traveled. The stone is really of exceptional quality. No loose stuff here! With more traffic, many of these routes will clean up could really get at least another star. A great setting to hang out in the summer too! Jul 27, 2015
steve edwards
SLC, UT
steve edwards   SLC, UT
Anybody working these projects? Climbed here today and had to clean everything like mad and it seems as though there hasn't been much action since, perhaps, the routes were first bolted. A tree is covering the start of Zoe (which otherwise looks quite nice) and the long route not listed here seems like it's had very little traffic (nice route though). The climbing is pretty interesting and the routes have all the spider webs you need, so I'm wondering why it doesn't see more traffic. Sep 18, 2010

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