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This gets more shade than Powder Ridge Wall. As one looks up from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon to the south. Powder Ridge Wall is near the ridge line though being entirely in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The next rock formation to the East is Native American Crag. It is the first granite one encounters after he quartzite.

Getting There 

To Powder Ridge Wall as per Gregorio Martinez instructions. The other shorter, albeit steeper approach is parking in the residential neighborhood in Big Cottonwood Canyon, crossing private property and ascending the steep trail-less hillside (some deer trails). After arriving about 200 feet under the Powder Ridge Wall, a fairly good trail comes into play. Some trail work has been done that leads Eastward over to the Native American Crag. Once on this trail, about 5-10 minutes further east from Powder Ridge Wall brings the climber to the base of the crag.

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For the Big Cottonwood Canyon area.

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

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Chiricahua Gumption 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Native American Crag
CG is on the right or West Facing part of the Native American Crag. Look for bolts starting at the NW corner. Due to rope drag, this climb is comprised of two short pitches, each with distinctive cruxes. Pitch #1: An awkward start off the ground passing a bolt at a bulge to a short little headwall highstepping up some chickenheads to slab and a two bolt belay ledge. 5.10a.Pitch #2: Climb the corner clipping a bolt out left on the face to a roof traverse that necessitates thoughtful g...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Mulch
From: SLC, Utah
Jul 31, 2017
I've always eyed that crag on my way into BCC and wondered if there had been any routes put up up there. Glad to finally find this page. Next question is any more possible FA's up there?
By nooky brown
Aug 1, 2017
Yeah, there's an awesome crack on the far right. Can't believe it has not been done, looks about 5.8. Also, brilliant looking face which is crying to be climbed just left of center, looks 5.9ish. Get em done!
By bheller
From: SL UT
Aug 2, 2017
I think I also remember seeing a somewhat steep and undone finger crack (60 ft tall?) on the backside of the formation-perhaps 10a? It's just to the left of the "Wigwam"- the obvious cave like feature that boasts a handful of forgotten boulder problems. Back in the day, the anonymous hard men of BCC used to crank out endless laps on the Wigwams steep center kingline with good in-cut jugs- "Counting Coup"-V3. At one time there was a old mattress stash but they are (thankfully) long gone now and even the trail has grown in. Last time I heard of someone going up there they only had 1 small crash pad- and said it wasn't close to enough - 3 large pads would allow for a comfortable and safe session.

Happy hunting!

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