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Bouldering in Little Cottonwood

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239 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bouldering:
The Flake   V0 4     Boulder, 10'   Gate Boulders : Flake Boulder
Appollo   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   Secret Garden : Goldy Area
Green Slab Center   V0 4 R     Boulder, 25'   Gate Boulders : Gate Boulder
Direct North Face of Shothole   V0 4     Boulder, 1 pitch, 10'   Secret Garden : All Thumbs Boulder
Easy Arete   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 20'   Secret Garden : All Thumbs Boulder
Big Mouth   V1+ 5     Boulder, 15'   5 Mile Boulders
Jack's Slab   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Cabbage Patch
Double Dyno   V2 5+     Boulder, 9'   Cabbage Patch
Dean Problem - Arete   V2 5+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 16'   Cabbage Patch
Secret Garden Arete   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Secret Garden : Copperhead Boulder
Riverside Arete   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   The Riverside : Shivers Boulder
Dan's Problem   V3 6A PG13     Boulder, 13'   Secret Garden : All Thumbs Boulder
Green Face   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   5 Mile Boulders
Surprise Ending   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Gate Boulders : Gate Boulder
Standard Overhang   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Gate Boulders : The Standard Overhang Bould...
Fat Albert Gang   V3 6A     Boulder   Cabbage Patch
Smiley Right   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   5 Mile Boulders
Surfboard   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   5 Mile Boulders
Twisted   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Secret Garden : Copperhead Boulder
Shingles Stand Start   V4+ 6B+     Boulder   Secret Garden : Tiger Stripe Boulder
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By Emerson Takahashi
From: Casper, WY
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
From: Casper, WY
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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