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Patty's Ridge Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.61951, -111.7424 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Patty's is the clean ridge fully in the sun.


This mega classic melodrama was named after Patty Parmalee. It is a dramatic series of corners, cracks and sharp arete climbing. Not as accessible as say Challenge Buttress, but the approach is worth the time and the experience is worth the wait. Fun for all ages and abilities. Saddle up and enjoy the ride!

Expect a 20 minute approach and plenty of exposure once on the ridge. A varied single rack will suffice and a 50 or 60 meter rope is enough. Pack some shoes for the descent, as a walk-off into the gully south of the ridge is the preferred exit.

Getting There 

Follow the Stairs Gulch trail or approach and use the The Dead Snag crag as a marker. Continue up the trail until the Dead Snag is well behind you and you run parallel to Vector Madness Wall. From here, continue up the trail til you see a sharp, low angled ridge. Patty's Ridge comes into view on your right. Follow a faint trail to the base and locate a right-facing dihedral that marks the start. See the beta photo for a visual, but the ridge is very difficult to miss.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Patty's Ridge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Patty's Ridge:
Patty's Ridge   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 700'   
Stairmaster   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
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By Brent Barghahn
From: SLC, UT
May 3, 2017
Approach is only 15 minutes to the toe of the ridge at a moderate pace, and about 20 minutes total to the face routes on the backside.

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