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The Hinterlands Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Kory Kowallis on Feb 25, 2015
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About 800 feet above the Utah Valley, and just north of Rock Canyon, the Hinterlands is great late fall, winter, or early spring area for sport climbers. With over 50 routes, these limestone walls face due south and west. Even during times of inversion, this area sits just above the smog line, making it a nice getaway. The routes range from 5.4 to 5.13+. With a 20 minute hike, it is an nice, quiet place to get away and still be close to the city.


High resolution topos by Kory Kowallis:

South Face

West Face

Getting There 

Drive toward Rock Canyon. At the four way stop above the Provo Temple, go north onto 1200 East. Continue on 1200 East for 0.8 miles. At the t-intersection, turn right into a cul-de-sac (Piute Drive). There will be a dirt road going up to the shoreline trail. Either drive up the road or park here. Walk or drive up the road for about 150 yards then head back south. At the top of the hill, look for the trail heading up the mountain. It starts out as an old deer trail and then gets better. 20 – 30 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Hinterlands

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Hinterlands:
Wake n' Bake   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   South-Facing Wall
Helga the Berner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   South-Facing Wall
Ansatz   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   South-Facing Wall
Hinterlander   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   South-Facing Wall
Solar Flare   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   South-Facing Wall
Enlightenment   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   South-Facing Wall
The Shield   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   South-Facing Wall
The Peach   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   South-Facing Wall
Sundowner   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   South-Facing Wall
Sunday in the Park   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   South-Facing Wall
Taken   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   South-Facing Wall
The Illustrious One   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   South-Facing Wall
Norma Brow   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   South-Facing Wall
Radiance   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   South-Facing Wall
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Featured Route For The Hinterlands
Rock Climbing Photo: Skyler Chamberlain on a warm, November afternoon.

Hinterlander 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : South-Facing Wall
From the ledge make an easy start (but don't slip) to the first bolt. Follow the jugs and stems upward. Just before the last bolt, decide if you want to go right or left. Both work; one is harder and a bit more rewarding....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

Photos of The Hinterlands Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Hike up to the little alcove, passing the south fa...
BETA PHOTO: Hike up to the little alcove, passing the south fa...
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the first wall that you come to after the ...
BETA PHOTO: This is the first wall that you come to after the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Kory Kowallis on The Peach
Kory Kowallis on The Peach
Rock Climbing Photo: The view of Utah Valley from Hinterlands
The view of Utah Valley from Hinterlands
Rock Climbing Photo: West face.
West face.
Rock Climbing Photo: South face.
South face.
Rock Climbing Photo: Directions to the Hinterlands
BETA PHOTO: Directions to the Hinterlands

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By Kory Kowallis
Mar 1, 2015
Here are the links to the higher resolution pdf for the west and the south face.
By Jimbo Miller
Jul 21, 2015
Nice area, thought the routes we climbed had an interesting rock texture compared to what we are used to in Rock Canyon. Note on the approach: when you're on the hill, looking for the trail that goes up the mountain, you should see a tree. Go up left of the tree, which, like mentioned, becomes a small trail that starts off pretty steep but gets better. It will switch back several time. If you're on talus, you're too far south. Don't do what we did and climb it. It's a lot worse than the trail.

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