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Allen's Ridge Area Rock Climbing 

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Park at the Grist Mill, 0.55 miles east of the Park & Ride. There are drainages every few hundred feet so it's critical you get the correct one.

Area Description 

This area is very recognizable from Little Cottonwood Road (UT 210). The ridge is defined by the huge detached block that sits directly below Hanging Slab. Look for a 200' long slab east of Super Slab and west of Alpenbock Ridge.


Talk about "Climbing Club Central". This scrappy little area was actually one of the first places in the canyon frequented by climbers. Since that time it hasn't seen much interest though... until Johnny Woodward climbed Trench Warfare! Come to think of it... that didn't actually get folks clamoring to come check it out either. :-) But the world was pretty intrigued by the photos! Well... You can come check it out for yourself now. It's kinda' spectacular, in a sick-bat-man-foot-stuck-trad-climber sort of way.

Climbing Season

For the Little Cottonwood Canyon area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Allen's Ridge Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Allen's Ridge Area:
Hanging Slab Gully    WI3     Ice, 3 pitches, 300'   
Trench Warfare   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 60'   
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Alpenbock Crack 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Allen's Ridge Area
A short and steep tips to finger crack. A bouldery sequence at the start leads to burly crack moves. Its not a long pitch, but there is no resting on this hog! Fist discovered and aided by Erik Kelly. My apologies if I have placed this route in the wrong area...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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