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Drillbit Wall 1 / 0 / 1 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Facerock 5 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Elevation: 5,000 ft
GPS: 41.254, -111.884 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Cass Bindrup on Apr 16, 2016
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

The Grey Cliffs are the tall bands of limestone towering above the Grey Cliff Lodge and Alaskan Inn on the North side of Ogden Canyon. They are high up away from the road and over 100 feet tall. Routes have been done on these walls probably as far back as the 60's. Rock quality is inconsistent. Few climbers frequent the limestone therefore choss prevails especially on the higher more difficult to access routes. Lots of route cleaning to do the higher you go. Morning till evening sun. Stunning views of the entire canyon as both valleys open up in the distance. This area is divided onto several sub-areas: Drillbit Wall and the approach boulders(5 minute approach),Facerock (aka hummingbird wall-30 minutes), And the Grey Cliffs themselves (East, West, Upper, and Lower- 45+ minutes).

Getting There

Drive up Ogden Canyon past the Alaskan Inn and turn into the Grey Cliff Lodge Restaurant neighborhood, cross a green bridge and find inconspicuous parking either in the Restaurant's lot if they aren't busy (daytime) or elsewhere in the neighborhood if they are (evenings except Monday when they are closed). Hike up to the Pipeline trail directly behind and above the restaurant by climbing up the hill or going around through the neighborhood. Walk west on the pipeline trail until you come to the telephone pole #49. The climbing begins here at Drillbit wall.

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