Elevation: 11,000 ft
GPS: 40.733, -110.85 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Craig Martin on Jun 11, 2013
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
Access Issue: Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details

Description

Iron Hayden Wall
This is the center piece of Hayden Peak climbing. After almost 15 years of climbing here and calling the area simply the Hayden Wall or the Red Wall we decided it really needed a proper name. Right around this time the video game Guitar Hero had just come out and it featured a song or two by Iron Maiden. Feeling inspired by the video game, Eric Salmi, a crag regular showed up one day and said maybe it is the Iron Hayden Wall. The name was more than appropriate and it stuck. Located in the center of the west face on the middle tier, this 400’ vertical wall may offer the Uintas best multi pitch climbing.

Getting There

Approach
Park at the Highline Trailhead in the hiker’s parking lot. From the parking lot, head east on a primitive trail that can be hard to find but exists to the north of the bathrooms and a good trail marker is a tall twin tree stump visible from the parking lot. This trail follows a poorly defined spur/ridge which avoids the wetlands to the north. Follow this trail east for a ¼ of a mile and then head northeast on a well traveled trail that alternates between traversing to the north and climbing to the east. It may be cairned and it traverses more than it climbs at this point. This path will lead past a few small meadows. Continue up and north until you are at tree line and below a series of chutes/avalanche paths sweeping down from the upper reaches of Hayden Peak. If you have followed the trail to here you should be in a clearing with several well positioned boulders. This is a good rest spot with a nice view of the wall. Begin up a shallow gully that is often snow covered until mid-summer. When the gully turns to loose scree and begins to steepen head to the left looking for a trail that switchbacks a few times before traversing to the left again. Cross a talus field and follow a rough climbers trail up the left side of a wide couloir. At the top of this couloir cross a boulder field and climb a short section of 3rd class to access the middle bench. Head north on the well cairned trail to the base of the Iron Hayden Wall.

1 hour approach

Details

Morning shade, afternoon/evening sun. Multi-pitch climbing in an exposed location. Can be pretty windy/cold.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Iron Hayden Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Easy Snow
 8
Stairway to Hayden
Trad, Snow, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Killers
Trad, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 48
Where Vultures Dare
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Beer Mule
Trad, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Holy Smoke
Sport, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
King of Twilight
Trad, Alpine
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
B.O.D
Trad, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
The Evil That Men Do
Sport, Alpine
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 31
Sun & Steel
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Run To The Hills
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Up the Irons
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Stairway to Hayden
 8
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Easy Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
Killers
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
Where Vultures Dare
 48
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Beer Mule
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine
Holy Smoke
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
King of Twilight
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine
B.O.D
 4
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Alpine
The Evil That Men Do
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Sun & Steel
 31
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Run To The Hills
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Up the Irons
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
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