In the summer of 2014, I took the bar exam, had my first kid, and landscaped my yard - all while working 50 hours a week. My schedule was too weird to climb consistently and so I got into ultrarunning. Fast forward to now and I still run, but am really jonesing to get back into climbing (more than the twice a week, 45 minute bouldering session). I want to spend the winter training and getting back into climbing shape, but I need an objective to motivate me. I'm looking for a inspiring, fun, 12b(ish) sport route or a sporty-feeling (like face climbing instead of crack-intensive) trad route to get stoked for in the spring. Any suggestions for the Wasatch? I'd prefer the Salt Lake/Provo area, but I'd go anywhere between Logan and Maple.
Maple Canyon is great for that mid 5.12 range, and the style of climbing on cobblestones definitely benefits being in shape; a lot of the routes tend to be a little easier to read as the cobbles create tons of foothold options. Check out the "Minimum Crag" on this site; there is a stack of routes in that range that are all quality.