Elevation: 6,443 ft
GPS: 40.617, -111.757 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Stevie Nacho on Jul 9, 2012 · Updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

Description

This area is on the south side of the canyon, west of the the Storm Mountain. It is a great place for shade till around 2:00 and to avoid the poop storms at the Slips and Challenge Buttress. This ridge is like a brother to Steorts and Outside Corner.

Getting There

Park across from the roadside and steep sport crag known as the Speed Trap. Step out of your car and look up and south. You'll see the prominent ridges. The Back of Beyond is the middle ridge with the sheerest face. Hike across the bridge that leads to a picnic area and pass through a few picnic sites heading south east. Above the highest and southern most site, climb the steep hill above. After ascending steep trail, make your way east via multiple stoner trails till you reach a drainage. This is the only river drainage in the area, if you go east you'll run into it. A second option to finding the drainage is to walk east up the river till you see it come in from the south. After finding the river bed, follow it for about 30 minutes till you arrive at a trail on the right. The trail is marked with ribbon and a cairn. Follow this trail for about 15 minutes to the base of all the routes. The drainage runs in the early spring. The approach is easier than it looks.

* As of 8/11/2021 there is no longer a ribbon marking the final trail to Back of Beyond. The drainage is also very overgrown. As the drainage narrows, you'll have to scramble over a few boulders and sections of loose rock (nothing serious). Continue persisting up the narrowing drainage and you'll eventually run into two huge cairns that you can't miss. Take the loose and steep trail to the right (gets a lot better after the first couple hundred feet). Follow this for 15 minutes as stated above.

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