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The Colossus of Cannonville Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.52373, -111.9614 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Steve "Crusher" Bartlett on Sep 28, 2014
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East side of this formation appears to be private property MORE INFO >>>


This huge pinnacle lies just east of Kodachrome State Park. Only 400-foot high, but it makes up for this with a grossly intimidating appearance.

Getting There 

Enter Kodachrome Basin State Park, pay they entrance fee (they have great camping!) and head east to Chimney Rock. The Colossus is obvious, a half-mile east.

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Nonplussed on Dust on Crust 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A3  Utah : Grand Staircase : ... : The Colossus of Cannonville
The rock is dusty shale, as soft as it can be and still be climbable with standard aid gear. Key is to climb only on near-vertical surfaces as anything lower-angle is severely rotten. Start on the west side, at the base of a 200-foot pink buttress with a couple bolts at the top.P1: South-facing seams lead upward to a ledge and a 10-foot jog left. Cracks above here get easier but the rock turns to styrofoam. A 4-bolt ladder leads to a prow at 200' with a couple bolts. Move 15' left here to a nic...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Roy Suggett
Dec 10, 2014
Or, contact me, I live only a mile away and can offer free camping, beer and encouragement,
By Steve "Crusher" Bartlett
Dec 27, 2015
Thank you, Access Fund: "The best maps we found showed a boundary going straight north-south though the formation. West side is GSENM, East side looks to be private (a ranch-house is visible from the summit). From the southern tip, a fence line heads south, supporting this conclusion."

Yes, before we started climbing this formation, we checked in with the rangers at GSENM and Kodachrome Basin. We made sure to keep ourselves and the route we did on the west side. There is a square parcel of land on the west side, that includes the west half of the formation, that would appear to be standard GSENM (BLM) land with the standard GSENM regulations, which, as of 2015, allow climbing and placing fixed anchors.

Please be sure to not climb on the east side of this formation (unless, of course, one has permission form the landowners). Though our best guess is that the east side is actually dirtier and less inviting than the west.

Please be sure to not climb anywhere within Kodachrome Basin State Park. It's up to you to be aware of where this state park boundary is located.

Please be sure to check with the GSENM and Kodachrome Park rangers in case of any changes to the land ownership and the regulations.

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