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Bouldering in Little Cottonwood

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224 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',28],['3 Stars',94],['2 Stars',64],['1 Star',34],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bouldering:
Direct North Face of Shothole   V0 4     Boulder, 1 pitch, 10'   Secret Garden : All Thumbs Boulder
Jack's Slab   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Cabbage Patch
Double Dyno   V2 5+     Boulder, 9'   Cabbage Patch
Secret Garden Arete   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Secret Garden : Copperhead Boulder
Standard Overhang   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Gate Boulders : The Standard Overhang Bould...
Fat Albert Gang   V3 6A     Boulder   Cabbage Patch
The Big Guy   V3 6A X     Boulder, 1 pitch, 30'   Swamp Boulders
Baldy   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   5 Mile Boulders
Surfboard   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   5 Mile Boulders
Tequila Sunset   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Party Pit Area : Tequila Boulder
Twisted   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Secret Garden : Copperhead Boulder
Big Man on Campus   V4 6B     Boulder   The Campus Boulder
Feck   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   The Riverside : Shivers Boulder
Tom's Problem   V5 6C     Boulder   Cabbage Patch
The Round Room   V6 7A     Boulder   East Gate Boulders : The Round Room Boulder
Lances Dihedral   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Secret Garden : Copperhead Boulder
Butt Trumpet   V8 7B     Boulder   5 Mile Boulders
Bear Hug   V8 7B     Boulder, 14'   Secret Garden : Copperhead Boulder
Shivers   V8 7B     Boulder   The Riverside : Shivers Boulder
The Monolith   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c V-easy 3     TR, Boulder, 30'   Cabbage Patch
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Rock Climbing Photo: Big Man on Campus & Sorority Girls

Big Man on Campus V4 6B  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : The Campus Boulder
Start on a good sloping edge, move left to a blocky left-facing feature, then continue up and left with a couple of really cool moves to an easy mantel. Super fun, a canyon classic for the grade....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Emerson Takahashi
Nov 26, 2010
Hey, can anyone tell me if you can climb here in the winter, like december/january?

i want to make a ski/climbing trip this winter...
By bheller
From: SL UT
Nov 27, 2010
You can occasionally climb in LCC in winter, but certainly don't count on it. With that said, Momentum for routes and the SLC Front for bouldering are both awesome gyms!
By jason-T
From: Naples, FL
Aug 12, 2011
Is there a bouldering guide book to the area?? And what is season for this area? Thanks!
By Emerson Takahashi
Jun 1, 2012
check out:
Utah Bouldering
That book covers climbing in Little Cottonwood, Ogden, Joe's Valley, Ibex and Big Bend.

Season here tends to be March - June and picks up again around September - whenever there's too much snow.
Climbing in the summer is limited since it gets so hot, so you have to drive up to White Pine or find some really good shade.
By Reedrombo
From: Home is where you park it
Oct 6, 2012
Yo, left my Petzl chalkbag in the Gate bouldering area. Its tan-ish and has a little guy climbing on it (the little dudes eye is bulging) and its a zip up with a black metolius biner on it. Left it up there Friday Oct 5, 2012, if you gots it and you're generous, hit me up
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Jul 26, 2013
Looking pretty good... You might want to borrow a black bible if you can, half of the boulder and problems at WPS are already named.
By bheller
From: SL UT
Nov 18, 2014
I, like so many, find LCC to be a cruel mistress...
Its a love-hate type relationship. With that said, here I offer a haiku:

So many great boulders
And such fickle conditions
Don't count on sending

5 good days a year...that's all we seem to get...its over till spring

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