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Submitted By: CHRIS HIGBEE on Jul 25, 2005

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This is a fun little wall. The routes are short, about 35 feet. But the rock is good and the climbing is fun. You can TR everything with the anchors up top, and there is onw bolted route. Remember to bring your raincoat anytime yougo up to the Uintah's, as it rains pretty much every day. This is good place to bring beginners because the climbs are in the 5.8-5.10 range, but pretty short so most can make it up. These climbs all have great views.

Getting There 

Park at the Pass Lake trailhead, which is about 1 mile past Mirror Lake. Hike up the trail for about 10 min. You will pass a small pond, there should be a sign that points out the trail, continue on the trail for about 100 yards you will see a cliff band on your left. Follow along the top unitl you find the anchors (about 100 yards). you can either rap down or scramble down around the cliffs.

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

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Raven 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Utah : Uinta Mountains : Picturesque Wall
This is the route about 3 feet south of E Tu Brute, I am not sure of the name. it starts out with some tough crimpy moves and then gets real juggy at the top. I would give this 2 stars if it wasn't so short. When we climbed this it was raining pretty good and was slippery, so it could be easier than it seemed when dry. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Jake Richens
From: Sl, ut
Aug 15, 2005
The Uinta rock book had bad beta on this climb, we took the trail that points to scout lake and followed it right at the first lake(as indicated in the book), that goes nowhere!! We followed the trail left but due to our side trip and the fact that the sun was setting we had to call off the adventure. Anyone wanna clear up the confusion?
Aug 16, 2005
You're right, the beta on the book is completely wrong. The book says you turn right well before you get to the lake. You actually go left after you get to the lake. Once you crest a hill and see the lake in front of you, continue on the trail for about 100 yards as it goes left around the lake, then follow the cliff band on te left until you get to the face. The book did cause me quite a problem to find this place. It seems that if you publish a guide book you should at least have the approach correct.
By guenhwyvar132
Aug 25, 2008
You do go left at the first lake, but we thought it was closer to a 30-35 minute hike up. The hike down was about 10 minutes (which may be where they got their time from). It was a very fun place to climb. The one that says has a loose rock definitely does, so don't pull too hard or you may pull it off.
By PhotoDaveM70
From: Ogden, Utah
Jul 3, 2010
Since the wall is a little difficult to find, here are the GPS coordinates for the base of the wall: 40° 43.156'N 110° 53.477'W. Fun climbing and a great place for beginners.
By Maria Garcia
Jul 11, 2010
This wall is indeed difficult to find. To make the above directions clearer you can reach the wall one of two ways. Follow the Pass Lake trail until you reach the lake (Picturesque Lake) which is right on the trail to your right. On the left you will see a cliff band behind the trees. You can continue to follow the trail for another 10th of a mile until you see a boulder field to your left. Walk up the boulder field and follow the edge of the cliff band on the left until you start seeing anchors. This route places you on top of the wall. The second way is to follow the trail for about 40 yards after the lake and go off the main trail onto a game trail that leads to the base of the wall on the right. Have fun!!
By William Kramer
From: Kemmerer, WY
Jan 24, 2014
So wished I had read the comments on finding this wall before going up there! We followed the directions out of the book, which if one goes right at the lake there are some interesting rocks that look like they would be fun. We ended up going left and setting up top ropes with natural protection along cliff band to the left and ended up stumbling across the anchors up on top. This wall is not great, but not bad either, not a lot of variety with routes, but if you take a couple of 30 foot and 15 foot slings you can set up top ropes almost anywhere along the cliff band using natural pro, and then one has a plethora of climbs. What's nice is it super quiet back in there, and it is a beautiful view to the south when you are on top of the rock.

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