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Brighton's Frighton Wall

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Fin Of Fear T 
Fret Arête S 
Magic Flakes T 
Rusty Blade T 
Scream Seam T 
Twinkie's Hatchet T 
Twinkies Hatchet West T 
Wedge, The T 
Worry Wart T 

Brighton's Frighton Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: James Garrett on Jul 12, 2012

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Cool due to the higher elevations, definitely secluded, and some of the best granite (!) I have ever climbed on in the Wasatch. Lots of room for more, but one draw back from my perspective is length (read short).

Getting There 

Drive to the Brighton Ski Area, park in the huge parking lot on the far east end. The wall is visible from here. Here it gets tricky because one needs to follow a road (closed to regular traffic) and pass through a girl scout camp. Respect their privacy. The leaders will usually request climbers to bypass the trails where the scouts are currently located. A friendly pleasant attitude always helps!

Aim for the scree field left (east) edge where you can walk up old steep worn game or hiker trails. Some boulder hopping may be encountered. If somewhat "lost", the approach will require 30 minutes. Once you have it down, 10 minutes should do it! Aim for the "bigger" cliffs that are visible from parking lot. the exploration is half the fun, anyway.
Room for lots more fun!

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For the Big Cottonwood Canyon area.

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Brighton's Frighton Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Brighton's Frighton Wall:
Fin Of Fear   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Rusty Blade   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Worry Wart   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
Fret Arête   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Twinkie's Hatchet   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Scream Seam   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Magic Flakes   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
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By James Logan
Aug 7, 2012
Go directly between the LDS Girls Camp and the Girl Scout Camp. Head due east. As mentioned above, skirt the talus on the left (more like boulders than talas) or hop up the boulders if you wish. You'll actually come to a "main" looking wall. There are some trad climbs and an OLD school bolted route (I wouldn't trust the anchors) on the first north-facing wall. The climbs mentioned on here are actually further south and east facing. Hopefully this helps get you there quicker. It is NOT a 10 minute approach. It will take you longer than that just to come back down.
By johnny utah
From: Salt Lake City
Jul 20, 2013
Are these the cliffs in Mary Chutes, or right below lake mary?
By Charlie S
From: Ogden, UT
Aug 4, 2013
These are below Lake Mary, and perhaps a decent distance below.

The approach is not straight forward if you are intercepted by the girls' camp's counselors. We were about to set foot in the woods when a counselor redirected us. Not entirely sure where to go, we ended up going far east, up a ski run, and then iso-lining back to the cliff.

If you take that route, you'll be bushwhacking. You want a narrow, talus gulley.

If you can hop into the woods below the girls' camp and shoot straight up, you can avoid a decent amount of bushwhacking but it will still be had.

A clear trail or knowledge of the camp boundaries would be instrumental in making this a more worthy location.
By Mike Marmar
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 24, 2014
Impressively high quality granite (especially considering it is alpine). This is a crag worthy of a couple visits on those really hot summer days, as it stays in the shade all day. The routes are short, but with very good climbing.

The approach sucks (steep slippery gully hike filled with thistles and raspberry bushes), and it can be a bit tricky moving around the base of the climbs. Sneakers and pants are recommended.
By rging
From: Salt Lake City, Ut
Jul 19, 2017
Was it bad luck on my part or is this area overrun with mosquitoes most of the summer?
By James Garrett
Jul 21, 2017
Early season (standing water), warm nights, a fresh hatch, and yes to some extent, Bad luck.

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