Elevation: 9,484 ft
GPS: 40.60538, -111.72869
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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.
V4 6B
 100
Tequila Sunset
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 280
Lowe Route
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 619
The Coffin
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 186
Center Thumb
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 667
Sasquatch
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 120
S-Direct
Trad 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 469
Mexican Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 187
Triple Overhangs
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 93
Vertical Smile
Trad, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 95
The Fin Arete
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 252
Arm and Hammer
Trad 6 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 332
Bongeater
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 224
Equipment Overhang
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 146
Enter the Dragon
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 133
Medussa
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tequila Sunset Little Cottonwo… > … > Party Pit Area > Tequila Boulder
 100
V4 6B Boulder
Lowe Route Lone Peak Cirque > Question Mark Wall
 280
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
The Coffin Little Cottonwo… > Coffin Buttress
 619
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Center Thumb Lone Peak Cirque > S Summit Wall
 186
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Sasquatch Little Cottonwo… > Pentapitch Area
 667
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
S-Direct Little Cottonwo… > Thumb Area
 120
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad 7 pitches
Mexican Crack Little Cottonwo… > Crescent Crack Buttress
 469
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Triple Overhangs Lone Peak Cirque > Summit Wall
 187
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Vertical Smile Lone Peak Cirque > Summit Wall
 93
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine
The Fin Arete Little Cottonwo… > Fin > Upper Fin
 95
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 3 pitches
Arm and Hammer Bell's Canyon > Middle Bell Tower
 252
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Bongeater Little Cottonwo… > Bongeater Buttress
 332
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Equipment Overhang Little Cottonwo… > Gate Buttress > Dihedrals Area
 224
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Enter the Dragon Little Cottonwo… > Dragon Arch
 146
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Medussa Little Cottonwo… > Hellgate Cliffs > Tower One
 133
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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