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Creekside Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,500'
Location: 40.57081, -111.62108 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Price on Jul 7, 2007
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Please respect this beautiful area. Stay on established trails and do not trample any vegetation


Fun, overly bolted area below Cecret Lake. I have found that most of these climbs are a little easier than their ratings, so it can be a bit of an ego boost.

Rock is similar to the quartzite found in BCC with some areas of non or semi-metamorphosed sandstone. The short approach and cool temps make it super nice. I've never met a crowd, though 2-3 parties would be more than enough to crowd the area.

Getting There 

Hike the Cecret Lake Trail from the very top of Little Cottonwood Canyon. It's the obvious wall to the east of the lake. See GPS coordinates if you're lost, or put them into Google Earth

Climbing Season

For the Cecret Lake area.

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Creekside Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Creekside Wall:
Cardinal Sin   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 65'   
Girls on Film   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 70'   
Anti Hero's   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Creekside Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of Cardinal Sin.

Cardinal Sin 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Creekside Wall
So many bolts, it can be climbed with one draw, though I don't recommend it. Nothing cruxy and no really hard moves. Rating comes from the FA. I would put it down to roughly 5.9+. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Rock Climbing Photo: Wonderful rock.
Wonderful rock.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Supreme Lift looms int he background and some ...
The Supreme Lift looms int he background and some ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun, steep climbing at altitude!
Fun, steep climbing at altitude!
Rock Climbing Photo: Creekside Wall, Cardinal Sin
Creekside Wall, Cardinal Sin
Rock Climbing Photo: Anti-Hero
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo taken from the trail.
Photo taken from the trail.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down to the wall from the lake.
Looking down to the wall from the lake.
Rock Climbing Photo: CreekSide Wall/Upper Whipper Wall.
CreekSide Wall/Upper Whipper Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Creekside Wall
Creekside Wall

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By Luke Douglas
Apr 1, 2009
Every year WASPS build nests on this wall near "Junkhead" and they are aggressive!
By Cassidy Thomas
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 24, 2016
Probably my favorite collection of sport routes in the Cottonwood Canyons. I highly recommend it, take at least a light jacket though, even in the dead heat of August. I think this is the only place around Salt Lake where I have worn a fleece while climbing at 2 pm in the middle of August. The wall is in the shade almost all day (at least I've never seen it in the sun), it's right next to a cold creek, and it's fairly high. All of these factors contribute to the lower temps.

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