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Middle Bowl Slab Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,000'
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Description 

Beautiful, breezy, slabby Ridgeline Crag above the Needles Gondola.
Excellent, top quality compact alpine quartzite.

Getting There 

10-15 minute hike directly above the Needles Lodge/Top Gondola Station. Expect a 20 minute hike. Start off on the upper bike loop trail and after 100' turn right off trail and head up past clump of conifers. Head towards the lower part of the main slab. This approach will help keep people from wandering up this sensitive alpine wildflower meadow and this scramble up the base to the two bolted climbs is a bit easier.

Climbing Season

For the Ogden area.

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Prism Passage 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Middle Bowl Slab
Start up the loop bike Trail and veer off through a field of beautiful wild flowers (avoid trampling them!) up and right. Continue directly above to the base of the buttress-like Crag on the left (South) side of the slab. Prism Passage is the most compact appearing buttress of rock.Pitch #1: Climb a unique conglomerate (yet compact) like quartzite past 8 bolts to a 3 bolt belay ledge just below the ridge crest. 5.9, 30m.Rappel the route.About equal approach time as the popular summer cragg...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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