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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 will 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 will 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.

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PeterSLenz
Salt Lake City
PeterSLenz   Salt Lake City
Just a bit more approach info:
The elevation gain from the road to the base of the east side routes is roughly 900 feet, according to my altimeter. The upper portion of the trail ascends a shallow gully between the main buttress and a smaller one to the East. The routes lie just below juncture of these buttresses. Jun 22, 2017
A cool area with a nice approach, a variety of good, interesting routes and great views. Sep 5, 2016
Zandy
Salt Lake City, UT
Zandy   Salt Lake City, UT
A worthy outing if you're trying to escape the heat and crowds! Really feels adventurous and remote, but it's not too long of a hike. Well done to everyone involved in developing this area! Much more route possibilities await an ambitious developer. Aug 29, 2016
cdec
SLC, UT
cdec   SLC, UT
This wall is a great addition to the Wasatch. Positive holds of all sizes on clean quartzite make for really fun climbing. Stevie and friends put in a lot of effort cleaning and equipping the routes. Honor their efforts and climb these routes. They need traffic to keep clean.
The hike is accurate as described. Once into the drainage (skiers may know it as the generator couloir) just keep going until you see a rock ridge and the surveyors tape. The trails to and from the main drainage are good, no bush whacking required.
Took us 35 minutes to the base of Fools Progress. Aug 22, 2014

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