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The Appendage

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Bulge, The S,TR 
Butterface S 
Crisco Crack T 
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Edge, The T 
Full Appendage S,TR 
Lead S 
Ledge, The S,TR 
Only Wimps Top-rope the Bulge S 

The Appendage Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: 1 The Ledge 5.4 2 Lead 5.7 3 The Edge 5.9 4 Only W...


A very short wall with several bolted routes and some short cracks that can be lead on gear. A little off the well-beaten Rock Canyon path, this place can offer moments of solitude.

Getting There 

Past The Kitchen and just past two cement retaining walls on your north (left), cross the stream and hike up the left fork of the trail to the crag.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Appendage

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Appendage:
Butterface   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
The Bulge   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
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The Edge 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : The Appendage
This is the right line on the left set of anchors. Fun jams and good positions will get you to the present first bolt, which will clip with some muscle. Swing out onto the west face and clip the last bolt and head for the chains.Again, too short for more than 1 star but better than Lead....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Rock Climbing Photo: 1 The Ledge 5.4 2 Lead 5.7 3 The Edge 5.9 4 Only W...
BETA PHOTO: 1 The Ledge 5.4 2 Lead 5.7 3 The Edge 5.9 4 Only W...
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By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Sep 14, 2008
The Appendage is a good place for new climbers or leaders for short, fun climbs. Most of the climbs can be toproped and there is enough variation that climbers who are a little more experienced won't just be bored. The climbs are short, though.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Jul 17, 2009
I really enjoyed doing the easy trad lines on the main face between each fin. These should be one of the main attractions of this place.
By Tofu Brain
From: Denver
Sep 6, 2016
There is nothing funny about falling to your death while setting up a TR. Maybe stay in the gym until you feel comfortable leading 5.8, that way you can safely get to the anchors for TR.
By James Lewis
From: Provo, UT
Sep 7, 2016
I've actually lead several times before, this time I just made a dumb decision to set up a toprope on a route that wasn't meant for toprope. It was actually Crispo Crack, and I didn't realize that it was a trad route until just a little while ago. And don't worry, I wasn't really in danger of falling to my death, I just had to be creative with my rappel to the anchors. Thank you for the concern tho, I need someone to help me out when I'm at my limits. :)
By Alex Temus
From: Provo, Utah
Jul 15, 2017
This might be the best wall in the canyon to take a group of friends when introducing them to outdoor climbing! A 5.6 (the Ledge), a couple 5.7s and 8s and an easy 9 make a good mix for beginners! Hey yourself a nice workout and wow them, if you like, by doing the Bulge. Even being a small trad rack and work a couple of the cracks for practice.

It's easily top-roped if you just want to quickly get set-up, there's a large landing area, and good seating plus trees for a hammock! It's a step away from the main canyon scene right on the trail so you can turn up your music and bring your dogs without getting on everyone's way. The routes are short so you can always hear the climber and new climbers can feel accomplished by finishing multiple routes. Sounds like the makings of a great party!

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