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Bland Cherokee S 
Hiditaka Suzuki's Sidekick S,TR 
Kelly's Crack T 
Short Roof S,TR 
Strange Rover S 
Wrangler Girls S,TR 

Sport Utility Wall Rock Climbing 

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There are 5 bolted routes on this cliff. All of them lead easily and have good anchors. The climbs face west and south, but with the high aspect of Mt Olympus to the East, they don't get much morning sun in the shorter months.The approach is simple-- climb up the gully to the south of the cliff, as the direct approach is loose rotten rock, and traverse North to the base.

Getting There 

This chunk of quartzite resides just north of Pete's Rock off of Wasatch Boulevard. This is also north of the Mt. Olympus trailhead. (about 5300 S). Getting There: Park in the first lot North of Mount Olympus Train Head. From here walk south <1/4 mile until you see a distinct climbers trail up gully full of scree to the east. Follow the hand lines up. At the top of the gully go left (north) and the first bolted route is Short Roof. The other four are down and to the North.

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Weather station 2.9 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sport Utility Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sport Utility Wall:
Kelly's Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
Hiditaka Suzuki's Sidekick   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Hiditaka Suzuki's Sidekick at Sunset

Hiditaka Suzuki's Sidekick 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Sport Utility Wall
The line of bolts that climbs the roofs on the South face. Hard pumpy climbing with a great rest ledge. Stay out of the gully to the right and work those fingers. The clips are pretty tough. When you get to the rest ledge, you think the climb is over, but there is one tricky sequence left. Not pumpy so much as balancey. This is the best route on the wall. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Tim G.
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 26, 2011
Checked out this wall last week and was quite disappointed. The only routes I could actually find were the short roof and Suzuki's sidekick. Maybe I'm just blind, but my friend and I hiked all around over the steep loose rock and couldn't find the other routes. It is more of a debris field than a wall I would say. Bottom line: don't waste your time.
By Daniel Winder
Sep 27, 2011
You didn't look around the corner left of Suzuki's. I wouldn't call this place amazing and HSS is the only real reason to visit the area, but it gets sun all winter and is a good choice if you're short on time and want to catch a quick run in January.
By Paul Wilhelmsen
From: sandy, ut
Apr 30, 2013
I really enjoyed this area, tho I did mix up wrangler's with the next most run. To get there from the south; stop at the trail head at 5500 south, and head up to Pete's rock, as per the trail. at the junction head north. follow the distinct trail until you reach the top of "sports utility wall". then down climb and head around for fun.
By Tanner Wilcox
From: Provo, UT
Jul 10, 2015
Does anyone have a guess on the approach time from the parking lot?
By Tofu Brain
From: Denver
Jul 10, 2015
About 1.5 hours.
By Wic
From: Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Nov 9, 2016
You can quickly access this area from Pete's Rock parking lot or from a dirt road that is just above Wasatch Blvd (but you have to know how to find the dirt road!). Fun area - approach takes about 5 - 10 minutes depending on where you park your car (Pete's Rock parking lot vs. dirt road). This is a great location for early and late season climbing due to the West-facing wall. Go in early to mid afternoon and it is usually pretty warm.

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