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Dark Star Gully

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Birds, The T 
Black Heart T,TR 
Dark Star T,TR 
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Fine Arete S 
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Scratch My Back S 
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Dark Star Gully Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.62348, -111.74585 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Apr 8, 2004
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A gully located right at Stairs Gulch. It is on the north side of the road, and consists of mainly trad routes with some bolted routes. Good anchors on most of the climbs make for easy descents. The climbs range from 5.6 to 5.12b. They mostly face the west with a bit of southerly exposure. So they tend to be warm. Poison oak can be a problem in the upper reaches. Some of the climbs are right on the stream and therefore wet in the spring.

Getting There 

Park at Stairs Gulch. (Just before Storm Mountain Picnic Area) Cross the stream at the gully and climb.

Climbing Season

For the Big Cottonwood Canyon area.

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Dark Star Gully

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dark Star Gully:
Fine Arete   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Karmic Whiplash   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 55'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: A look at the bottom section from up the hill. Rop...

Karmic Whiplash 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Dark Star Gully
If 12a/b is your standard, warm up on The Wraith, then test your karma on this. Karmic Whiplash opens up with technical and powerful moves on great rock past three bolts to a rest of sorts, then takes big flat holds leading left and up on easier but pumpy ground past three more bolts to chains. Slightly overhanging the whole way. Consider using a stick clip for the first bolt; a bone-snapping landing awaits the bold but careless. Unlike The Wraith, Karmic Whipl...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Rock Climbing Photo: 11) Black Heart  15) Fine Arete
BETA PHOTO: 11) Black Heart 15) Fine Arete

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By T_jones
From: Salt Lake
Sep 10, 2008

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