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Location: 40.5907, -111.65187 View Map  Incorrect?
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  • Description 

    A remote little suburb of East Hellgate with two moderate lines. Nestled in the trees and shrubs below The Clamshell, this quiet crag has one traditional line as well as one bolted line and not much room for anything else. Crowding shouldn't be a worry as the approach requires a bit of work and climbers seldom carry cams and stoppers while climbing at East Hellgate. Exposure at the Crack of Noon Wall is similar to that of the Goatland Wall and shade doesn't come until late in the evening. About as isolated as it gets, this area is a nice spot that warrants at least one visit.

    Getting There 

    One could thrash their way up from the road for some added suffering, or you could approach for the Melting Mud Wall. Follow the trail along the base until you reach the Winking Owl and scurry down the gully about 30 feet until you see a faint goat trail. Turn right and follow this until an obvious crag appears.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 1.2 miles from here

    2 Total Climbing Routes

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    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


    Featured Route For Crack of Noon

    Crack of Noon 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Crack of Noon
    A delicate, traditional line seated in the bosom of East Hellgate. This right-facing, right-leaning corner weighs in at 5.8, but boasts old school flare that demands constant attention. Careful, slow movement make this short route feel about twice as long. The protection is easy to place, but can be tricky to find at times with the rock being questionable in some areas. A single-pitch adventure of epic proportions! Try not to die....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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