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Ogden Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,300'
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Description 

Ogden is a city with a rather rich history of climbing and a large variety of stone. A majority of the rock you'll find here is quartzite, however you'll come across a bit of everything from limestone to conglomerate. With ascents dating back over thirty years, there is no surprise that names such as George and Greg Lowe have had their hands in some of the most classic routes in the area.

A recent growth of new routes and rising popularity has made Ogden a contender for "climbing city of the year". With accessibility so close to the city, you can be up climbing routes after work and back home in time for a late dinner.

Easy access lends Ogden to be an great destination. Crags such as 9th Street, School Room, and many other areas make it hard to find excuses.

Ogden includes several great areas with tons of routes. You'll be sure to come across a little something for everyone. Whether its alpine or sport, traditional or bouldering, Ogden has it all. So check out the hard limestone, mulit-pitch trad routes, ice climbing and bouldering, either way, you can't miss.

Getting There 

From the South, Get on I-15 and head north past Salt Lake, after about 38 miles and follow signs for Ogden. See Individual Crags for more in-depth directions. Essentially, get on I-15, head to Utah, look for Ogden.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.2 miles from here

347 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',17],['3 Stars',101],['2 Stars',144],['1 Star',75],['Bomb',3]
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Classic Climbing Routes in Ogden

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ogden:
Malan's Waterfall   WI5 R     Ice, Alpine, 3 pitches, 300'   Waterfall Canyon
Lobster Arete   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Lower Boulder Field : Lobster Rock
Patriot Crack   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Patriot Crack Area : Patriot Crack
Shotgun   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Ogden Canyon : Utah Wall
Utah Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   Ogden Canyon : Utah Wall
Standard Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Ogden Canyon : 5.8 Wall
Phantasmagorical   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Schoolroom : Ramp Routes
Nuts and Bolts   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Ogden Canyon : Nuts and Bolts
Sudden Exposure   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Ogden Canyon : Hole in the Rock
Shino   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   9th Street
"That's What She Said'   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 40'   9th Street
If The Fall Doesnt Kill You A Car Will   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Ogden Canyon : Hole in the Rock
No Nuts   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Ogden Canyon : Nuts and Bolts
Bumbling Gumbies   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Ogden Canyon : The Diamond
Midnight Cowboy   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   9th Street
Tree Crack   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 80'   The Schoolroom : Tree Crack Area
Jerusalem   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   9th Street
Teardrops on the City   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Asbury Park : Gangsta' Ledge
Rocketsauce   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   The Schoolroom : Tree Crack Area
Walk of the Wild Child   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Ogden Canyon : The Ice Wall
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Featured Route For Ogden
Rock Climbing Photo: Slick 50

Slick 50 V8 7B  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : The Arrowhead
Slick 50 has two different starts; the original stand start, and the somewhat paradoxical sit start, which is actually easier.For the original, stand start on the mediocre underclings, and crank the powerful crux move out to the arete. Work your way up the arete until you make a small jump to a pinch. From here top out to the right via a somewhat technical and scary mantle.For the sit start, start on a decent undercling on the bottom left side of the face. Slap to the arete, avoid t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Anonymous Coward
Oct 7, 2002
IN OGDEN THERE ARE FIVE GREAT AREAS TO CLIMB, 3 OUTSIDE, AND 2 INDOORS.

FOR TRAD, AND SPORT THERE IS OGDEN CANYON, BUT UNLESS YOU HAVE SOMEONE SHOW YOU IT CAN BE RATHER HARD TO FIND THE ROUTES.

FOR PURE SPORT THERE IS NINTH STREET. IF YOU GET OFF I-15 AT 12TH ST IN OGDEN GO EAST TO HARRISON BLVD. AT THE NEXT RIGHT (9TH ST. SOUTH) FOLLOW TILL THE END OF THE ROAD AND PARK (PLEASE OBSERVE THE NOT SO OBVIOUS DON'T PARK SPRAY PAINTINGS ON THE FENCES) THERE IS A GATE, STANDING FROM THE GATE LOOKING AT THE MOUNTAINS THERE IS A ROAD GOING UP, AND A SUBTLE TRAIL TO THE LEFT. THE CRAG IS TO YOUR UPPER LEFT, AND CAN BE RATHER CROWDED DURING THE SUMMER. IF NOONE IS THERE, TRY TO GO TO THE MOST OBVIOUS CHUNK OF ROCK ON THE LEFT SIDE. IT IS ABOUT A 5-10 MINUTE, RIGOROUS HIKE. NINTH STREET IS NOT VERY BIG, BUT HAS SOME RATHER TOUGH ROUTES. THE FIRST ROUTE YOU GET TOO ON THE VERY LEFT SIDE OF THE ROUTE IS 5-9, TO THE RIGHT OF THOSE CHAINS IS A SET OF BOLTS FOR TOPROPING 5.6THE NEXT BOLT LINE TO THE RIGHT, ABOUT 20 FEET, IS MIDNIGHT COWBOY, A 5.10 D THAT IS RATHER TRICKY, AND SLIGHTLY OVERHUNG AT THE TOP. THE NEXT FULL SET OF BOLTS IS RATED 5.10D/5.11A (I THINK) ABOUT 3 FEET OVER FROM THERE IS JERUSELEM 5.11 B/C-ISH IT STARTS AT THE OVER HANG AND GOES STRAIGHT UP. I DO NOT KNOW THE REST OF THE ROUTES.

AT THE TOP OF 27TH STREET SOUTH YOU CAN EASILY WALK TO A BOULDER FIELD, THERE ARE QUITE A FEW BOULDER'S UP THERE, BUT PLAYING AROUND IS REALLY FUN. ON THE SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN ABOVE THE BOULDER FIELD IS THE SCHOOL ROOM WALL WITH BOTH TRAD AND SPORT, BUT I HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE, DUE TO THE 45 MINUTE HIKE UP A SCREE SECTION.

BEN LOMOND CLIMBING GYM IS ON 89 IN NORTH OGDEN, AND THERE ARE SOME REALLY COOL GUYS THAT WORK THERE.

PROPULSION IS ON RIVERDALE ROAD NEXT TO WILLY'S CAR DEALERSHIP. THERE IS PRETTY MUCH JUST BOULDERING, BUT IT IS REALLY FUN (SIMILAR TO THE FRONT IN SALT LAKE, BUT NOT AS PRETTY). IF YOU ARE NOT MORMON, OR CAN'T CLIMB V6 DON'T EXPECT TOO MAKE A WHOLE LOT OF FRIENDS THERE.

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