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About 800 feet above the Utah Valley, and just north of Rock Canyon, the Hinterlands is great late fall, winter, or early spring area for sport climbers. With over 50 routes, these limestone walls face due south and west. Even during times of inversion, this area sits just above the smog line, making it a nice getaway. The routes range from 5.4 to 5.13+. With a 20 minute hike, it is an nice, quiet place to get away and still be close to the city.

Topos [Edit]

High resolution topos by Kory Kowallis:

South Face

West Face

Getting There

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Drive toward Rock Canyon. At the four way stop above the Provo Temple, go north onto 1200 East. Continue on 1200 East for 0.8 miles. At the t-intersection, turn right into a cul-de-sac (Piute Drive). There will be a dirt road going up to the shoreline trail. Either drive up the road or park here. Walk or drive up the road for about 150 yards then head back south. At the top of the hill, look for the trail heading up the mountain. It starts out as an old deer trail and then gets better. 20 – 30 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Hinterlands

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Rise and Shine
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
Helga the Berner
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Wake n' Bake
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 37
Hinterlander
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 28
Solar Flare
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Enlightenment
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Sundowner
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
The Peach
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Sunday in the Park
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
The Shield
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
The Illustrious One
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Taken
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Phosphorescence
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Norma Brow
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 8
Radiance
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rise and Shine South-Facing Wall
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Helga the Berner South-Facing Wall
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Wake n' Bake South-Facing Wall
 9
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Hinterlander South-Facing Wall
 37
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Solar Flare South-Facing Wall
 28
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Enlightenment South-Facing Wall
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Sundowner South-Facing Wall
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Peach South-Facing Wall
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sunday in the Park South-Facing Wall
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Shield South-Facing Wall
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Illustrious One South-Facing Wall
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Taken South-Facing Wall
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Phosphorescence South-Facing Wall
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Norma Brow South-Facing Wall
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Radiance South-Facing Wall
 8
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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Here are the links to the higher resolution pdf for the west and the south face.
dropbox.com/s/mtxfxnyqzhom7…
dropbox.com/s/494r2z5reagwq… Mar 1, 2015
Nice area, thought the routes we climbed had an interesting rock texture compared to what we are used to in Rock Canyon. Note on the approach: when you're on the hill, looking for the trail that goes up the mountain, you should see a tree. Go up left of the tree, which, like mentioned, becomes a small trail that starts off pretty steep but gets better. It will switch back several time. If you're on talus, you're too far south. Don't do what we did and climb it. It's a lot worse than the trail. Jul 21, 2015
The approach to this area is undersold. its a nearly vertical 20 to 30 minute hike. I wanted to climb here but a friend I brought, albeit, a bit out of shape, gave up 1/3 of the way there, and we headed down with him to climb another area. Ill be back though! With more in shape friends of course haha. May 7, 2018

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