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Dork Dot Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.2664, -111.6226 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Apr 28, 2007

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Dork Dot Rock is a short, east-facing, quartzite rock with one anchor serving two routes. It is mostly vertical and reasonably solid with a few holds that may break off with more traffic. The routes are closely bolted and the climbing is on positive edges with several sidepulls.

The face is in the shade in the late afternoon so it probably is a good evening crag in the summertime.

Getting There 

The rock is located on the north side of the canyon approximately opposite and uphill from The Kitchen. To get there, cross the stream bed near the concrete chlorine treatment building and slog up a scree trail. Near the top of the scree there is a faint but obvious trail heading left. Take the trail to the base of Dork Dot Rock.

Climbing Season

For the Rock Canyon area.

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dionysius Thrax

Dionysius Thrax 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Dork Dot Rock
This route climbs the short but beautiful overhanging face just west of Dork Dot Rock. Climb up and right on easy stuff to clip the first bolt and then cut left to the second bolt on horizontal edges. Grab the big jugs and then grab one of the coolest holds ever, a large quartzite tooth sticking horizontally out of the wall. Make some more moves on positive, incut edges. The crux is at the last bolt. You need to do a reachy move with bad feet.This route is fun because it feels really exposed, si...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dork Dot Rock (on the right) with the Dionysius Th...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Dork Dot Rock from the main trail.
BETA PHOTO: Dork Dot Rock from the main trail.

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By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Apr 28, 2007
I think you should be able to top rope the routes on this rock without endangering life and limb too much, but I didn't actually crawl around to the top. I just looked at the top while hanging from the chains. Proceed at your own risk.
By Austin Gene
Aug 27, 2009
I lead climbed and had a blast, but decided not to use the super rusted chains on top. The bolts for the anchors at the top seem new but they stick out pretty far and the one on the left seems to budge a bit. Too risky for my liking.

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