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Allen's Ridge Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.5673, -111.768 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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Patrick Kingsbury on Trench Warfare 12+

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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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Rock Climbing Photo: Trench Warfare.  Kinda slabby.

Trench Warfare 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Allen's Ridge Area
This route is among the most difficult crack climbs in the world. Trench Warfare follows the yellow line. Wench Warfare, an extension, follows the green line.I've never successfully redpointed the route. But I sure gave it a good try. I think exiting the pod is the crux. Most folks I've asked about it say there is no distinct crux location. The length of the route is what seems to give it its difficulty. Ironically, it's only about 60' long. But the logic behind it can't be eas...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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