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Routes in Brighton's Frighton Wall

Fin Of Fear T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Fret Arête S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Magic Flakes T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rusty Blade T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Scream Seam T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Twinkie's Hatchet T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Twinkies Hatchet West T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Wedge, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Worry Wart T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Shared By: James Garrett on Jul 12, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq


Cool due to the higher elevations, definitely secluded, and some of the best granite (!) I have ever climbed on in the Wasatch. Lots of room for more, but one draw back from my perspective is length (read short).

Getting There

Drive to the Brighton Ski Area, park in the huge parking lot on the far east end. The wall is visible from here. Here it gets tricky because one needs to follow a road (closed to regular traffic) and pass through a girl scout camp. Respect their privacy. The leaders will usually request climbers to bypass the trails where the scouts are currently located. A friendly pleasant attitude always helps!

Aim for the scree field left (east) edge where you can walk up old steep worn game or hiker trails. Some boulder hopping may be encountered. If somewhat "lost", the approach will require 30 minutes. Once you have it down, 10 minutes should do it! Aim for the "bigger" cliffs that are visible from parking lot. the exploration is half the fun, anyway.
Room for lots more fun!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Brighton's Frighton 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
Fin Of Fear
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rusty Blade
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Worry Wart
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fret Arête
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Twinkie's Hatchet
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Scream Seam
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Magic Flakes
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fin Of Fear 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Rusty Blade 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Worry Wart 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Fret Arête 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Twinkie's Hatchet 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Scream Seam 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Magic Flakes 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
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Early season (standing water), warm nights, a fresh hatch, and yes to some extent, Bad luck.
Jul 21, 2017
Salt Lake City, Ut
rging   Salt Lake City, Ut
Was it bad luck on my part or is this area overrun with mosquitoes most of the summer? Jul 19, 2017
Mike Marmar
Salt Lake City, UT
Mike Marmar   Salt Lake City, UT
Impressively high quality granite (especially considering it is alpine). This is a crag worthy of a couple visits on those really hot summer days, as it stays in the shade all day. The routes are short, but with very good climbing.

The approach sucks (steep slippery gully hike filled with thistles and raspberry bushes), and it can be a bit tricky moving around the base of the climbs. Sneakers and pants are recommended. Aug 24, 2014
Charlie S
Ogden, UT
Charlie S   Ogden, UT
These are below Lake Mary, and perhaps a decent distance below.

The approach is not straight forward if you are intercepted by the girls' camp's counselors. We were about to set foot in the woods when a counselor redirected us. Not entirely sure where to go, we ended up going far east, up a ski run, and then iso-lining back to the cliff.

If you take that route, you'll be bushwhacking. You want a narrow, talus gulley.

If you can hop into the woods below the girls' camp and shoot straight up, you can avoid a decent amount of bushwhacking but it will still be had.

A clear trail or knowledge of the camp boundaries would be instrumental in making this a more worthy location. Aug 4, 2013
johnny utah
Salt Lake City
johnny utah   Salt Lake City
Are these the cliffs in Mary Chutes, or right below lake mary? Jul 20, 2013
Go directly between the LDS Girls Camp and the Girl Scout Camp. Head due east. As mentioned above, skirt the talus on the left (more like boulders than talas) or hop up the boulders if you wish. You'll actually come to a "main" looking wall. There are some trad climbs and an OLD school bolted route (I wouldn't trust the anchors) on the first north-facing wall. The climbs mentioned on here are actually further south and east facing. Hopefully this helps get you there quicker. It is NOT a 10 minute approach. It will take you longer than that just to come back down. Aug 7, 2012

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