Mountain Project Logo
To save paper & ink, use the [Hide] controls next to photos and comments so you only print what you need.

The Raw and the Cooked

5.11a, Trad, 100 ft (30 m),  Avg: 2.4 from 19 votes
FA: Bret and Stuart Ruckman 1989
Utah > Wasatch Range > Central Wasatch > Big Cottonwood… > Moss Ledges


Pull through the small roofs clipping bolts and placing gear. A little pumpy and not quite as fun as Weinie Roast. ****see comments below ***


The left of the two routes at the back of the picnic area


bolts, medium to small cams, nuts

Slightly spicy getting to the first bolt. 

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

Sammamish, WA
[Hide Comment] A brown tri-cam near the top worked great for me. Watch out for stinging nettle growing out of the wall on the way to the first bolt; it hurts! Aug 8, 2009
[Hide Comment] I went back to this for the first time in years and found this route to be much more fun than I remembered. It isn't as straight forward as Wienie Roast but still uniquely fun. Typical BCC technique works well here. You know the one where you, "find the right position to lock off on a hold then paw around for the next hold and roll into the position that makes the new one a jug". Loads of cool gear in there. Seems like staying right after the bolts is more fun.

This route could use an independent anchor. Its possible to clean on rappel but a lot more fun to do an extra lap and clean it on TR. Jun 23, 2015
Tyler Phillips
Cottonwood Heights, UT
[Hide Comment] We had no problem cleaning it on rappel. The exit is quite exciting,I was wishing for one more bolt. Sep 4, 2020