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Submitted By: Ryan Myers on Oct 25, 2012


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Small crag with a few good single pitch routes in between Court of the Patriarchs and the Grotto. Routes are trad climbs with most having a set of bolted anchors on top. Possible 4th class scramble to reach the top as well.

Getting There 

Get off at the Court of the Patriarchs shuttle stop, walk up the road towards the Grotto. Look for steep climbers trail on the right side of the road(the side opposite of the river).

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Practice Cliffs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Practice Cliffs:
Unknown Chimney   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Unknown   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Casual Sex   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Flake Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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By Paul Hutton
From: Dirtbaggin' western US
Jul 17, 2016
I onsight free soloed a left-facing crack that's climber's left of the big face that has a route with one bolt under an anchor, that's closed off with a yellow chain, or something. It's not in the guide book. Does anyone else care to claim a first free solo?
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Jul 18, 2016
You probably left the crack dripping wet with spray...
By Tofu Brain
From: Denver
Jul 18, 2016
Paul, hate to burst your bubble... but I got the first onsight free solo in flip flops while pounding a Coors Light. If you want, I got a gnarly 5.3 crack proj near there that is just waiting for a onsight free solo FA. Pm if you want to the location.
By Matthew Derrell Williams
From: Holladay, Utah
May 1, 2017
From the "Court of the Patriarchs" shuttle stop, walk up canyon .2 miles towards the next stop, The Grotto.. The trail will be on your right. You'll also be able to see the obvious chimney from the road.

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