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Elevation: 4,917 ft
GPS: 40.62699, -111.76504
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Description Suggest change

The Granite Flume Rock facing Ledgemere is South Facing. Perhaps it is a bit odd that this area is indeed referenced in numerous resources as "granite flume", as no granite whatsoever is evident in the area:). Most rock faces East in the little canyon—“Windy Canyon”— to the east of the bigger rock formation. The lower angle broken up slabs face south.

Getting There Suggest change

This large rock outcropping and little canyon to the east is directly across the road from the Ledgemere Picnic area and parking lot. A trail leading toward the trail that formerly held the aqueduct paralleling Big Cottonwood Canyon's North flank starts right across the street from Ledgemere, at the upper part of the parking area.  Initially, blocked by boulders, this well known trail leads west and begins as a paved asphalt trail for about 100’.  At the end of the asphalt section is a great view of the “dome” and the mini canyon.

At the junction with the larger trail, continue north—uphill—into the little canyon apparently known as the Granite Flume (on topo maps). Strange name because it is all quartzite.

It is only about 10-15min from the parking area to the mouth of Windy Canyon.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Granite Flume

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 19
Lorena Likes It (aka Amyloid Pla…
Sport 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 20
The Golden Ticket
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 4
There and Back Again
Sport 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 13
Smoochie Poochie
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Oompa Slab
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 21
Sonic Boone
Trad 4 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 12
Habesha
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Human Airer
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Diving For Rocks
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 7
5th Grade Bully
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lorena Likes It (aka Amyloi… Windy Canyon
 19
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport 2 pitches
The Golden Ticket Windy Canyon
 20
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
There and Back Again Windy Canyon
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 3 pitches
Smoochie Poochie Highline Hang Ledge
 13
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Oompa Slab Windy Canyon
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Sonic Boone Windy Canyon
 21
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Habesha Ethiopian Wall
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Human Airer Windy Canyon
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Diving For Rocks Highline Hang Ledge
 9
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
5th Grade Bully Highline Hang Ledge
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
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