Type: Trad, Alpine, 400 ft, 4 pitches
FA: PC Crew 2008
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Shared By: Craig Martin on Jun 13, 2013
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details


This route is located on the right side of the Iron Hayden Wall, just left of an obvious crack system (Where Vultures Dare). Look for a line of yellow bolt hangers.


This is an exciting route on good rock with a cool position.

Sunlight, falling on your steel,
Death in life is your ideal,
Life is like a wheel - rolling on and on!
Sun & Steel, Iron Maiden

Pitch 1: Start just left of the obvious crack of Where Vultures Dare below an obvious bolt line w/yellow hangers and just right of a large roof 30’ up. Pull a devious crux and climb past 7 bolts (pumpy) until a thin crack comes into play. Follow the crack to a 3 bolt anchor on a marginal stance. 5.10c, 100’.

Pitch 2: Climb to the left off the anchor and follow bolts on a nicely exposed arête to a ledge (The Vultures Nest) with a 3 bolt belay. 5.9, 100’.

Pitch 3: Climb up the steep, wide crack to the left of the anchor. Make an exposed move out of the crack to the left below a roof. Pull past the roof on its left side and follow bolts and gear placements up a steep face. Belay on a blocky ledge from a 2 bolt anchor. An intimidating pitch. 5.10d, 100’.

Pitch 3 Variation: Beer Mule.

Pitch 4: Begin 10’ left of the anchor at a bolt and climb up passing more bolts on a steep face heading for the right side of a large roof. Pass the roof and perform several insecure layback/sidepull moves up to a ledge . Belay from 2 bolts. 5.11a/b, 90’.


Single rack to a #3 Camalot, many bolts.
60 Meter Rope.


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Kurt Howes
Kurt Howes  
Great fun route on good rock and awsome views. I thought the first 3 pitches were a titch harder than stated grades and the fourth a titch easier (5.11-). Placed once piece of pro on P2 (a light rack suffices), and p4 is all bolts. Did the 10.d on top rope and found it as good as the 10a variation for P3. I'd really like to know some details on the other existing routes on this wall; please. Plenty of cairns to guide your way up. No mosquitos up there on June 29th, no snow crossings, no people, and I was in my puffy. Thanks for the route equipping. Jul 1, 2013
Daniel Winder
Daniel Winder  
With a little back cleaning pitches 1 and 2 are easily linked without drag. We placed 1 piece on pitch 1 and a couple on 3. Nothing larger than a red camalot was needed. Jul 5, 2014
Blake Summers
Park City, Utah
Blake Summers   Park City, Utah
PC CREW!! Thanks for the rad route! Seriously great climbing up there. You guys rule! Aug 21, 2015
Wasatch Back, UT
drewford   Wasatch Back, UT
Great route! Highly recommend doing the Beer Mule variation on P3, and linking both of those pitches to the belay below the last pitch. We straightened out the last pitch by going straight up off the belay and skipping the first two bolts out left which we thought would create drag. A red camalot protects it well. Be careful pulling onto the summit ledge - lots of choss. A great outing - thanks PC crew! Sep 5, 2017
Boissal .
Small Lake, UT
Boissal .   Small Lake, UT
Followed Drew's beta for the last pitch and climbed straight up on big holds then traversed to the 2nd or 3rd bolt of the pitch. Lots of gear options. Overall the pitch is a bit dirtier than the upper section of Run to the Hills but climbs really well.
The original 10d 3rd pitch is as described: intimidating. Jul 17, 2018
Alex Zucca
Salt Lake City, UT
Alex Zucca   Salt Lake City, UT
All we placed on this route was a few medium nuts on P1 and a #2 cam on P3. No need to bring a full single rack. Aug 12, 2018