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Elevation: 6,322 ft
GPS: 40.4416, -111.7
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Shared By: Perin Blanchard on Nov 17, 2012 · Updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D C
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A bit of a different crag for American Fork Canyon, The Temple isn't overhanging, pocketed, dark rock . Rather, the lines are found on mostly lighter-colored, almost tan limestone with angles ranging from somewhat less than vertical to just overhanging.

The climbing consists of a lot of delicate face movement on small edges, with some arete and dihedral work here and there. Of course, in the few overhanging parts, it's a bit more thuggish.

There are two sections: The "main" wall is to the left of the scree field and the "wave" wall is to the right.

The area is north-facing so it's a good area for summertime climbing as the crag gets very little direct sunlight.

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There is no well-defined trail, only an intermittent semi-defined path mostly from animals. The rather heinous approach ascends up the gully below the crag.

Park at the large pullout on the left after the visitors center. Start up directly across the road on the faint trail. Follow the sort-of trail up and then skirt the right side of the talus field you encounter on your left.

Eventually you'll want to transition into the gully below the crag and make your way up, crossing back and forth over loose debris. Watch out for rocks; in the fall once some apparently spontaneous rockfall above the crag sent bowling ball sized rocks crashing down the gully.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Temple

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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Unknown Slab
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Indoctrination
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Unknown Corner
Sport
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Unknown Slab
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Indoctrination
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Unknown Corner
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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