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Elevation: 9,484 ft
GPS: 40.60538, -111.72869
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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 Suggest change

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.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 460
The West Slabs
Trad 10 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 715
Steorts' Ridge
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 708
Outside Corner
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 855
Pentapitch
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 586
Satan's Corner
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 301
Lowe Route
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 661
The Coffin
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 360
After The Fall
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 712
Sasquatch
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 490
The Green Adjective
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 439
Gordon's Hangover
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 505
Mexican Crack
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 271
Arm and Hammer
Trad 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 472
Goodro's Wall
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 361
Bongeater
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The West Slabs Mt Olympus > W Slabs
 460
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 10 pitches
Steorts' Ridge Big Cottonwood… > Dead Snag
 715
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Outside Corner Big Cottonwood… > JHCOB Wall
 708
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Pentapitch Little Cottonwo… > Pentapitch Area
 855
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Satan's Corner Little Cottonwo… > Gate Buttress > Dihedrals Area
 586
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Lowe Route Lone Peak Cirque > Question Mark Wall
 301
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
The Coffin Little Cottonwo… > Coffin Buttress
 661
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
After The Fall Little Cottonwo… > Green Adjective Gully
 360
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Sasquatch Little Cottonwo… > Pentapitch Area
 712
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
The Green Adjective Little Cottonwo… > Green Adjective Gully
 490
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Gordon's Hangover Little Cottonwo… > Green Adjective Gully
 439
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Mexican Crack Little Cottonwo… > Crescent Crack Buttress
 505
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Arm and Hammer Bell's Canyon > Middle Bell Tower
 271
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Goodro's Wall Big Cottonwood… > Storm Mtn Picni… > Storm Mtn Island
 472
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Bongeater Little Cottonwo… > Bongeater Buttress
 361
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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