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The Billboard Trail Rock Climbing 


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Location: 40.45051, -111.6771 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Billboard and The Vortex are accessed using this path. The trail is steep, loose, and not an altogether-pleasant experience.

The trail begins more-or-less straight up the slope on the north side of the canyon and quickly begins angling to the east.

Getting There 

Drive up canyon from the Timpanogos Cave National Monument visitors center until you reach the entrance to the Sawmill Picnic Area on the right. A short distance (approximately .2 miles) past the picnic area entrance is a small pullout on the right.

Park here and cross the road. Walk one hundred feet or so up canyon until you spot the wall at the base of a loose dirt/scree field. At the top of the trail, 200 feet below the cliff, please resist the urge to go straight up the dirt gully to the base of the cliff. There is now a subtle trail out right that takes you to the ridge and back towards the base of the cliff with a switchback. Its a much more solid trail and will save you significant headache and energy.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.1 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',6],['5.12',8],['5.13',6],['>=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]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Billboard Trail

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Billboard Trail:
Erection or Ejection   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Billboard
Death of a Sailsman   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Billboard
The One   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Billboard
Beeline   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Billboard
Apetizer   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Billboard
This Must Be The Pickle   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch, 60'   The Billboard
Atmosphere   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Billboard
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Featured Route For The Billboard Trail
Rock Climbing Photo: Teancum trying hard

This Must Be The Pickle 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : The Billboard
This is the first of the true "cave" routes, and is one route to the right of "The Shining" (5.13c). Start up on sharp pockets climbing a tad right of the bolts, then step left and establish yourself under the first big overhang. Here the route starts to get hardish, with a very big reach off a not so good undercling...though there is more than one way to do this sequence. This will get you to a big horizontal break, and ready for even steeper climbing above. Surf up to a good right hand poc...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Brendan N
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 21, 2014
At the top of the trail, 200 feet below the cliff, please resist the urge to go straight up the dirt gully to the base of the cliff. There is now a subtle trail that takes you out to the ridge and back towards the base of the cliff with a switchback.

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