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Description

The Central Wasatch is home to some of the most diverse collection of canyons and crags. The Central Wasatch hosts the two iconic Cottonwood Canyons, as well as a number of other smaller canyons around Salt Lake. With Salt Lake as it's hub, the areas listed here contain some of the most accessible crags around as well as the most remote climbing destinations. The experience here can be described as "Epic!" given your age, but the overall median of satisfaction remains very high. 

Every aspect of climbing is in abundance here, from aid to ice and everything in between. All forms of climbing are represented in the Central Wasatch. So bring equipment for one discipline or the whole kitchen sink! 

Getting There

The climbing here can primarily be found seated east of Salt Lake City. See individual crags, areas, and canyons for more detailed directions. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Central Wasatch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 238
Lowe Route
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 572
The Coffin
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 156
Center Thumb
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 597
Sasquatch
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 108
S-Direct
Trad 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 429
Mexican Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 156
Triple Overhangs
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 83
The Fin Arete
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 217
Arm and Hammer
Trad 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 431
Goodro's Wall
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 300
Bongeater
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 198
Equipment Overhang
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 118
Tick Fever
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 119
Enter the Dragon
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 104
Medussa
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lowe Route Lone Peak Cirque > Question Mark Wall
 238
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
The Coffin Little Cottonwo… > Coffin Buttress
 572
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Center Thumb Lone Peak Cirque > S Summit Wall
 156
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Sasquatch Little Cottonwo… > Pentapitch Area
 597
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
S-Direct Little Cottonwo… > Thumb Area
 108
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad 7 pitches
Mexican Crack Little Cottonwo… > Crescent Crack Buttress
 429
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Triple Overhangs Lone Peak Cirque > Summit Wall
 156
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
The Fin Arete Little Cottonwo… > Fin > Upper Fin
 83
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 3 pitches
Arm and Hammer Bell's Canyon > Middle Bell Tower
 217
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Goodro's Wall Big Cottonwood… > Storm Mtn Picni… > Storm Mtn Island
 431
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Bongeater Little Cottonwo… > Bongeater Buttress
 300
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Equipment Overhang Little Cottonwo… > Gate Buttress > Dihedrals Area
 198
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Tick Fever Little Cottonwo… > Wheeler-Newsome Wall
 118
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Enter the Dragon Little Cottonwo… > Dragon Arch
 119
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Medussa Little Cottonwo… > Hellgate Cliffs > Tower One
 104
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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