Elevation: 4,917 ft
GPS: 40.627, -111.765 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: James Garrett on Sep 3, 2020 · Updates
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Description

The Granite Flume Rock facing Ledgemere is South Facing. 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

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 11
The Golden Ticket
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 12
Amyloid Plaques
Sport 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Smoochie Poochie
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Oompa Slab
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Sonic Boone
Trad 4 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 10
Habesha
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Diving For Rocks
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
5th Grade Bully
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Golden Ticket
 11
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Amyloid Plaques
 12
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport 2 pitches
Smoochie Poochie
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Oompa Slab
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Sonic Boone
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Habesha
 10
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Diving For Rocks
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
5th Grade Bully
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
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Sun & Shade

Routes Mostly Face: East
Sunny Roughly 9am to 2pm during high season
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Details: Windy Canyon faces East and is mostly in the shade by 2pm. Sonic Boone and any climbs on the South Face bake all day.

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