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Routes in Empire Pass

Easiest Way V-easy 3
Fixed Grip V2-3 5+
Gaper Gap V0 4
Goggle Tan V3-4 6A+
Gonjola V2 5+
Groomers Choice V2 5+
Lift Tower V1+ 5 PG13
On-Piste V1 5
Onesie V0+ 4+
Smoke Shack V3+ 6A+
Steiny's V1 5
T-Bar V-easy 3
Tram Deck V3-4 6A+
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Elevation: 9,000 ft
GPS: 40.605, -111.506 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: John Cameron on Sep 30, 2013
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

Sunny, windy and cool. A rock garden just east of Empire Pass is 4 miles south of Park City. The area makes up mostly v-easy lowball boulder problems. It is close to pc, the setting is nice and dogs are allowed. There is one bolted choss problem on the south side of the rock garden. The quartz is mostly solid and there is still potential for a few more routes. Butt start for the full effect.

Getting There

From Park City travel south 224 to the summit of Empire Pass. The portion of the road is closed in winters and the pass indicates the ski area boundary of Deer Valley Resort.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Empire Pass

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3-4 6A+
Goggle Tan
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V3-4 6A+
Tram Deck
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Goggle Tan
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Tram Deck
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
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This was one of 3/4 short boulder routes that had bolts & fixed gear done in the early 90s . I think this one which, was called (lips like sugar) is the only one with blots left @the top. It had two on the lower steep face & then yes a ledge that you could place a small piece, but you wouldn't want to fall from here.
Rated 11A/B .
Done when this mixed style was common in BCC.
Also of note: these routes where chopped by a grumpy old man Who didn't like how popular this spot was getting !
Commonly top roped or soloed head point style.
Many of the most obvious boulder problems had been done by our mentors & a Few where added Vo to v6 .So not that many "new fa's in this zone
Hope this sheds some historical light.
PS Drilling in this rock back then was Brutal. Apr 4, 2017
J Saarela
Park City
J Saarela   Park City
Any more info on that bolted route? FA? Meant to be TR? Came across it today and it looked interesting... 2 bolts reasonably placed up to a ledge (about mid point at about 15 ft), then nothing until the anchor. If you fell from just below the anchor, you would either A: deck on the midpoint ledge, or B: potentially hit the ground.

Be careful on lead Jun 23, 2015

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