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Altaworld Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,500'
Location: 40.59131, -111.64796 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: James Garrett on Sep 12, 2007


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  • Description 

    See the Ruckman Guide.

    Getting There 

    Up high and beyond the Clamshell. This is a pretty good hike that takes the ambitious climber up and out to the upper meadow above and west of East Hellgate. Probably still quite undeveloped, the prolific and proficient Bill Hunt has been mostly responsible for the existing route activity in this hardman area.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 1.0 miles from here

    5 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Classic Climbing Routes in Altaworld

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Altaworld:
    Our Lady of the Crags   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 90'   
    Boomtown Rats   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 90'   
    Silver Soul   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 90'   
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    Featured Route For Altaworld
    Rock Climbing Photo: Mark cruising the route.  Otto Casal photo.

    Our Lady of the Crags 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Altaworld
    Climb 40 feet of low-angle rock past 4 bolts and then the fun begins as you work to get established on the prominent overhanging arête. The line generally follows a weakness on the left side of the arête. An upper crux guards the first set of chains which is the .11a finish. If you’re hungry for more, continue with an airy leftward shuffle past another bolt to Speculator's anchor. Climbing the extension bumps it up maybe to .11b: no hard moves, just extra steep jugs t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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    By Todd H
    From: Sandy, UT
    Jul 22, 2015
    Directions: There are different ways to get to the wall but a faint trail does exist. From the Clamshell/East Hellgate, the trail continues up the right side of a steep meadow and over a rocky band, putting you at the base of a bigger meadow. By now Altaworld is prominently in view up and to the left. Rather than make a beeline for the cliff, follow the trail to the right. It makes one big switchback: right along the base of the meadow and past some small pine trees, then wrapping around the pine trees back left on a diagonal up through the meadow to a point where you can cross a loose drainage. After that, you can zig zag straight up to the cliff. It is about 10-15 minutes from the car to the Clamshell, and another 10-15 from Clamshell to Altaworld.

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