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Submitted By: grk10vq on Jul 25, 2005
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Description 

This is a nice wall with short, solid climbing. Only about 35 feet tall, these lines are dead vertical and bullet proof. You can TR or lead almost everything and there are numerous bolted and natural anchors on top of the crag. This is good place for just about anyone, the climbs are varied and range from 5.6 to 5.10, they are leadible and/or easily top roped. A nice set of routes with an incredible view.

This crag faces west, so sun should be expected until dusk. The lines are again, short, so if you have a gym sized rope, bring it. There is only one bolted line here and it has three bolts. All others require small to medium stoppers and a single set of cams up to 3 or 4 inches. Webbing, slings and long runners are advised if you plan to TR.

Getting There 

Driving from Kamas, head down the highway until mile marker 32, which is about one mile past Mirror Lake. Soon after the mile marker sign you'll see a large parking area on your right and a dirt road shortly after, on your left. Turn onto the dirt road. The road is faint and easily missed, so keep your eyes open. Pull in here and then locate the obvious, marked TH with Lofty Lake and Scout Lake in the headings. Hike up the trail for about 25 minutes or 1.5 miles. You will eventually come too and pass a small pond in the background. You will also encounter a small sign at the forefront of the lake that says: "trail". Continue left along the trail passing the "trail" sign for another 200 feet until you see a small, immediate cliff band on your left. Follow this band along the base or along the top untill you find the bolts or the anchors (about 100 yards).You can either rap down or scramble down around the cliffs.

If coming from the Lofty Lake TH, the start of the crag's cliff band is found immediately off the trail, so don't look too deep or too hard for the Picturesque Wall The climbing is about 5 minutes off the trail once the cliff band is located.

Climbing Season

For the Uinta Mountains area.

Weather station 12.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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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?
By CHRIS HIGBEE
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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