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Looking for Sport Multipitch Routes

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M Kilts · · Hooper, Utah · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 45

I have only had experience climbing on single pitch routes. I am comfortable with lead climbing up to 5.9 (maybe 5.10). I have a partner who is more experienced than I, and wants to introduce me to multi pitch climbing.

I am in the Ogden area and looked around a little, but I have only found multi pitch routes that are Trad. If anyone knows of some multi pitch sport routes in the Wasatch Range that you would recommend I would appreciate that!

From what I understand, there are some down in Provo in Rock Canyon. If there are any North of Salt Lake City, those locations would be ideal!

Thank you for your time and help!

Charlie Hartman · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Dec 2015 · Points: 30

I've never done any multipitch up in Ogden, but Big Cottonwood has some multipitch sport routes. Check out Storm Mountain area - Aqualung (5.8 ish, 2nd pitch to something I can't remember) is one of my favorite pitches in BCC. There are a couple other multipitch sport routes in the Storm Mountain area I believe, but I can't remember any names.

I think there is a 22 pitch sport route up Storm Mountain, but it looks hard.

Stu Ritchie · · Denver · Joined Dec 2007 · Points: 1,730

22 pitch route on Squaw Peak called Squaw Struck, checks in around 11a/b. Also lots of multi-pitch in Rock Canyon.

CTdave · · Victor, Id. · Joined Apr 2013 · Points: 205

Check out City of Rocks and Castle Rock near Almo Idaho. Its just over the border from Utah and has a handful of multi pitch sport routes. Theater of Shadows, Cruel Shoes, Sinocranium, Raindance, Big Time and Little Time, Zinger, Fruit Pie, It Takes Two, just to name a few. All easy to moderate stuff but all fun and a great place to learn mulit pitch technique.

Adam Wilkerson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2014 · Points: 40


William Kramer · · Kemmerer, WY · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 815

Gray Slabs on Mt. Ogden, when looking on here, go to Wasatch Range, followed by Wasatch Alpine Areas, then Mt. Ogden.

sfotex · · Sandy, UT · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 225

Scott Morris · · Bountiful, Utah · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 475

Addis Ababa at Bumble Bee Wall is a pretty ideal easy multi-pitch sport climb. Well protected, the pitches are relatively short so communication is easy, and easy approach. Not the most incredibly aesthetic line, but fun nonetheless.

JimG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 0

Pearly Gates, Hellgate Highway and Walking with Giants are new 3-4 pitch bolted routes on the east side of the main Hellgate wall. I thought these were all fun moderate climbing on relatively solid rock for new routes at Hellgate. Hellgate Highway is four pitches of closely bolted 5.8 that will draw the crowds. The second pitch of Walking with Giants you would probably want a few pieces of gear to supplement the bolts, so it isn't purely a "sport" route. Helmets and a check for goats at the top of the wall are strongly advised.

M Kilts · · Hooper, Utah · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 45

Thank you for the feed back!

Jeremy Polk · · Sandy, UT · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 5

Rock Canyon in Provo has a ton of multi-pitch sport. Aqualung is the second pitch to Sixpence at Storm Mountain Island in BCC and is all bolts. Another one in the same area is called Encore which is listed as trad but only due to easy runouts between bolts. One that is a longer, more adventurous route is Itchy and Scratchy in BCC. You can do all but the last pitch on bolts only. The climbing is super mellow but it's fun because of how long it is.

Jeremy Polk · · Sandy, UT · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 5
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