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Named after the wall's token line, the Book of Condolences area is a subset area of routes in the middle of this accordion style cliff. This section has the most concentration of lines and also the most popular routes. All exposure laws apply, so come early in the summer to beat the heat or plan on the fall for optimal temperatures.

Getting There 

Follow the walls standard approach only continue past the initial set of talus and walk another 200 +/- feet until a swatch of large trees block your view. Follow a faint path up a trail of large blocks.

Climbing Season

For the American Fork Canyon area.

Weather station 0.1 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Book of Condolences

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Book of Condolences:
Choss Fire   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Xcess   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Book of Condolences   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 65'   
X   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Xtension   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Book of Condolences 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Book of Condolences
Ridiculous stemming up a beautiful corner, if you lack technique, expect to get owned. Troublesome and involved, Book of Condolences requires precise movement up a hard, open dihedral. Smear, press, and edge your way up this technical route, and don't be surprised if you find yourself puckering... Difficult from beginning to end, the crux of this line sits high, so save some juice for the final moves. Well-bolted and well-protected, equipping the draws here, won't be your biggest issue....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By D.A.
From: Grantsville,UT
Mar 6, 2016
What a great name for the cliff. The namesake route is a quality experience if it is dry. I found the 11's to be good, but not the greatest warm ups for the harder routes. If you want an efficient secondary warmup for the 13's, do Xcess. It's only hard on the bottom. Also beware that the route named Silencer, and listed as 12d in the Ruckman guide, has a general consensus of being harder than the 13a's at the cliff.

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