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Reservoir Ridge

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L to R R to L Alpha
Crack Face T,TR 
Errors of Our Ways S 
Goodro's Chimney T 
I Ran To Afghanistan S 
Iraq in the Back Attack S 
Reservoir Ridge T 
Unknown Trad Line T 
War Clamor S 
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Reservoir Ridge Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.62638, -111.74488 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Apr 12, 2004

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An easy ridge that climbs for 3 pitches. It starts at the end of a concrete "walkway". There are also some routes on the East face of this ridge. The ridge climb is trad, the east face sports bolted routes and 1 trad route, on relaxed slabby quartzite.

Getting There 

Storm Mountain Picnic area is the location. North of the Reservoir along a concrete "trail"

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Reservoir Ridge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Reservoir Ridge:
I Ran To Afghanistan   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Iraq in the Back Attack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Errors of Our Ways   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Crack Face   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Reservoir Ridge
Rock Climbing Photo: Great climb good rock

Errors of Our Ways 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Reservoir Ridge
The middle bolted route. More of the same style climbing, just a bit harder....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Rock Climbing Photo: J-Sexy rockin it on lead
J-Sexy rockin it on lead
Rock Climbing Photo: Reservoir Ridge Area. Notice the dam...
BETA PHOTO: Reservoir Ridge Area. Notice the dam...

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By John J. Glime
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 17, 2004
This is a great place to take beginners on summer afternoons. Easy, confidence building climbs. Safe secure, super convenient approach. I use a 60m rope to set up topropes on the east face, a 50m seems potentially too short.
By glen kaplan
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 31, 2006
Could we get a topo or a photo of this area? I am trying to figure it all out...
By Daniel B
Nov 29, 2011
Anyone have beta on the route to the right of Crack Face but to the left of Error of Our Ways? The crack that goes right up under the tree. My buddy led it a couple of days ago with a standard rack and a couple of BD Cams.
By zoso
Nov 29, 2011
Sounds like a very proud 1st ascent.
By Brian in SLC
From: Sandy, Utah
Nov 30, 2011
Other than it being fairly straight forward and taking good gear?

I've led it a bunch over the years. I'm sure it's been soloed and led for a long time.
By Daniel B
Dec 1, 2011
I'm sure that it had been led (and probably solo'd, it's pretty easy). Just curious of what it might be called and rated.
By Steve M Miller
From: Park City, Ut
Jun 27, 2012
New route to the right of Iraq in the Back Attack climbed there the other day and noticed it, its pretty fun route 11 bolts to chains almost used my whole 70m rope DONT USE A 60MM IT WILL NOT REACH.
By James Garrett
Jun 29, 2012
I read the same account as many of you also did of the horrific accident and suspected anchor failure here that occurred sometime late yesterday. I still don't know anything really about the accident, what happened, or what the full nature of the injury was. I wish the victim an uncomplicated and speedy recovery.
While we climbed the route no evidence of rock fall, rock scars, anchor failure, or anything that would have indicated an accident the day before was noted. I waited in line to climb. Everyone seemed to be having a good and safe day unaware of the previous day's event. None of the anchors on any of the routes on the wall were amiss.
By ElleKaye Keller
Jul 1, 2014
The concrete "trail" is a broken cement barrier that runs the length of a paving rock filled area near the reservoir. This climbing is on the backside of a mountain that is north of the reservoir- the picture is misleading since you won't have occasion to be at that angle on the approach. Once you get off the cement cracked/broken/aged/buried cement barrier trail you will turn the corner with a quick dirt hill. 15' high rap rings will be on your left.
By Solace
Mar 17, 2015
This is a classic area with a lot of history. The reservoir ridge route proper has been in guidebooks since the inception of climbing in BCC. Unfortunately, the more recently bolted routes on the east facing wall (the ones that surround the well established 5.4 trad route) are entirely too close together. Be prepared for heavy congestion. Their are now 5 routes that begin in a 15 ft stretch of wall at the base. Many of the bolts can be reached from multiple lines making it confusing for fledgling leaders (which this area is very popular with) Be polite, use caution, and keep an an eye on the climbers around you.

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