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Bleaker, The S 
Boy Wonder S 
Bumblies in the Dark S 
Credibility Check S 
Dream Destroyer S 
Golden Feat S 
Grumpkin S 
Long Shadows S 
Macedonia S 
Mind Stream S 
Smooth Operator S 
Strangle Hold S 
Tom Slick S 
Trash Kicker S 
Trash Kicker Var. S 
Twisted Memories S 
Unknown S 
Wasp Stop S 
Your Onus S 

Forgotten Trails Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.4451, -111.6911 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: KipHenrie on Nov 11, 2007
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This area mostly has .11s and .12s. The wall and area is serene and secluded. Forgotten Trails was mostly developed by Bill Boyle, Josh Clark, and Jess Johnson. Here's the lineup from left to right:

1. Project
2. Project
3. Tom Slick 11a
4. Long Time Coming 12a
5. Boy Wonder 10b (left of trough)
6. Unknown 5.7
7. Trash Kicker 12d
8. Macedonia 12c
9. The Bleaker 11c
10. Your Onus 12b
11. Strangle Hold 12b/c
12. Dream Destroyer 11d
13. Golden Feat 12b/c

gap between climbs

14. Wasp Stop 11a
15. Smooth Operator 11c

continue around arete

16. Long Shadows 12a (walk to the right to the blunt arete - it's there)

gap between climbs

17. Project
18. Project
19. Storm Track 11c
20. The Mistake 11b
21. Credibility Check 11d/12a
22. Twisted Memories 11c
23. Mind Stream 11b/c

gap between climbs

24. Mindbleeder 12a
25. Crank it or Yank it 12b
26. Chains
27. Face Up 12b (23, 24, 25 by a big rock)
28. Grumpkin 5.13a
29. Bumblies in the Dark 11c/d

The Small Wall has 3 climbs, left to right, these are short stout routes:

1. American Hardcore 12b
2. Life O'Riely 13+? (moves right over the upper right seam)
3. Get Shorty 12a/b

Getting There 

Park at the small pullout just past the Hell Cave parking lot (the pullout on the right immediately following the 11-mile sign).

Walk down the hill to where a pipe used to span the river; cross the river then head immediately left.

Follow the trail past a fire pit and up a talus slope. The Small Wall will be approximately half way up the talus on the left - continue up the slope until the trail cuts right through the trees. This is Forgotten Trails. Plan 30 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Forgotten Trails

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Forgotten Trails:
Mind Stream   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 70'   
Macedonia   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Bumblies in the Dark 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Forgotten Trails
Really good route on excellent golden stone. I climbed up, clipped the first bolt, got onto the big ledge and clipped the second bolt and then reached down and un-clipped the first bolt to prevent rope drag. Balancy and subtle for the first three bolts. Precise and sequential footwork is necessary. The next three bolts are easier climbing on cool flat and occasionally incut edges. Another crux awaits at the sixth bolt, some flagging might be the trick to grabbing the big left facing flake pinch....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By John Ross
From: Wasatch Front, UT
Jun 27, 2008
There is no longer a pipe to cross the river (removed). Drive .7 miles from TCNM and park at the pull-out. Look for a way to cross the river and then walk up stream to find a trail to Forgotten Trails.
Rock Climbing Photo: Finding a way across the river can be tricky now t...
Finding a way across the river can be tricky now that the pipe is gone. Look for a log or a Tyrolean line near a pull-out at .7 miles up AF Cyn from TCNM to access Black Magic, The B-52 Wall, Cannabis Wall, and Forgotten Trails.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Jul 12, 2008
Some of the ratings seem a little off but the routes here are good enough not to care about what's this rating or that rating. We parked at the Hell parking area and crossed a large log (solid right now) and then headed back upstream along a faint trail in tall grass. Where the large pipe used to be, look for a hidden campsite in the woods. The trail begins from the campsite.
By Scott McLeod
Jul 19, 2009
The approach beta mentioned here in the comments is still accurate as of July 09
By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Aug 24, 2010
There is now (August 2010) a Tyrolean Traverse just downstream of the former pipe crossing. No log at the moment.
By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 10, 2016
A good approach as of 2014-2016: Park at the pull out after that for the Hell Area. Head down to the river and go up stream until you find a series of down trees and log debris piles in the river. Find your way across these logs. Nothing sketchy and there are several options depending on the water level. At the other side of the river, head right and look for the campfire ring. Do not follow the faint mistake trail that goes directly up the scree from the river crossing. The well established trail is just behind the fire ring. 10-15 minute approach to Forgotten Trails from the parking area.

Sun Aspect: Main wall up to Smooth Operator gets sun until about 12:30 in mid summer. In the fall, the sun is lower and the crag is in the shade pretty much all day.
By Leify Guy
Aug 12, 2016
There's a huge downed tree directly off the parking that Jeremy Steck referred too, no need to use the debris pile anymore, just use the huge log crossing while it lasts.

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