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JHCOB Wall Rock Climbing 

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The wall above and left of the "Remnants of an Ancient Sea" pullout in Big Cottonwood Canyon has a quick and easy approach which leads to multipitch climbing and good exposure. This is also sometimes called Jacob wall. Bring a helmet, because if you get off route, you are likely to run into loose rock.

Getting There 

The wall is located directly above the road approx. 2.4 miles up canyon on the right side (south side) of the road. There will be a pullout there and a sign which reads "Remnants of an Ancient Sea." (Picture here.) Park in this pullout and follow the semi-obvious trail up to the wall. (Five to ten minute approach.)

Another option, depending on the climb you are going to, is to drive a couple of hundred yards further up canyon and park on the right. Follow a trail up and move to the right towards the wall using your best discretion. This is a terrible scree field right above the road, so be careful.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in JHCOB Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for JHCOB Wall:
Outside Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 450'   
Second East Face   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Weed Killer   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
Weed B Gone   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Osiris   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Weed Killer 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : JHCOB Wall
Boy, am I glad I decided to try this out today. I haven't had this much fun on a single route all year! Surprising free from vegetation, as the name implies (unlike Ream's Chimney next door) with occasional choss. Easy slab and face climbing leads to roof after roof after roof (I think there were six, but honestly, I lost count). Granted, there is plenty of exposure throughout the route. There are ample rest opportunities, except when the roofs are so close together that there isn't much of...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Chris Komlos
Jul 11, 2012
Anyone know what the very steep wall is on the very west end of JHCOB wall? To the right of Retrobution and Unemployment Line. It had some intense-looking routes and some permanent draws on it, but I can't find it on Mountain Project.
By zoso
Jul 11, 2012
Whiplash wall. In the Ruckman guide.

What's that, you ask?

It's a book.
By John Peterson
Aug 11, 2014
Jesus H Christ on a Bicycle! I had to buy the guidebook just to figure out the name of this rock!
By Tom Oaks
Nov 13, 2016
I lost a piece of protection on the 2nd pitch of the Outside Corner, JHCOB Wall, on Monday, October 10. Had a "Light D" carabiner attached to the pro. If you find it please contact me and I will describe the piece. -Tom (385-214-6285)

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