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Tinker Toys Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.265, -111.6223 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Lee Jensen on Jun 17, 2005
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BETA PHOTO: The left side of Tinker Toys. 1 Battleship 5.10b 2...


Tinker Toys is a short but fun wall for top ropes or sport leads up clean quartzite faces. The left side of Tinker Toys also provides a nice protectable 5.7 crack. All bolts are well placed and good double chain anchors are located at the top of each route.

An 18-inch ledge runs horizontally through the middle of the wall and provides a perfect rest spot. A great wall for playing around and improving your skills. Shade trees at the base provide shade for the belayer, but the wall faces west giving it direct afternoon and evening sunshine.

Getting There 

Start from the Rock Canyon parking lot and walk up the canyon for about fifteen minutes. You will pass the first major rock formations, Red Slab and Black Rose, on your right.

Just after you pass the pump house on the right, but before you get to The Kitchen and the gate, scamper up through the trees on one of the many trails for about 80 meters. You will pass Bolt Slab and Green Monster (both of which face west) on the left. Green Monster is identifiable because of the large crack that runs up the middle of it.

Tinker Toys is the next major west-facing rock face south of Green Monster.

Tinker Toys has several obvious bolted routes and chain anchors on top.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Tinker Toys

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tinker Toys:
Tinker Toys   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
Battleship   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Legos   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Featured Route For Tinker Toys
Rock Climbing Photo: mike climbing battle ship

Battleship 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Tinker Toys
This climb is a must do. It has a slight overhang all the way up. That means no rest for your hands. The route is hard to top rope because of the slight overhang. I prefer to lead routes that overhang because I know I won't scrape down the wall if I fall. The crux is the section from the last bolt to the anchors. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Rock Climbing Photo: The north edge of the Tinker Toys slab. 1 Battlesh...
BETA PHOTO: The north edge of the Tinker Toys slab. 1 Battlesh...
Rock Climbing Photo: The right side of Tinker Toys. 4 Tinker Toys 5.7 5...
BETA PHOTO: The right side of Tinker Toys. 4 Tinker Toys 5.7 5...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pretty sure this is the 4th route/ far right. Take...
Pretty sure this is the 4th route/ far right. Take...

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By Jon Bitter
From: Waco, Tx
May 25, 2010
This is the perfect wall to take your friends to introduce them to climbing. It is at the mouth of the canyon, easy to get to, short easy climbs, almost all of which can be top roped so you don't have to trust your life to a first timer.
By dsteven5
Feb 3, 2015
Don't know why there isn't a route for the face just right of tonca truck, its way fun and you can just use the same top rope chains as you do for T.T. Just have to watch out for rope drag on the top of the outcropping 2/3 of the way up the climb. Pretty easy with the arete to the left and big crack/staircase to the right, harder without. Maybe Im reading the page wrong and there is a name for this climb, my friends and I have been calling it Icky Thump.
Rock Climbing Photo: Brent on the top outcropping of the so called &quo...
Brent on the top outcropping of the so called "icky thump"
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Mar 9, 2015
One thing I learned a long time ago is that these "main" faces in the quartzite is that pretty much everything has been done over and over again. You can only put so much into a guidebook. But hey, climb whatever looks interesting to you and call it good.
By Zachary McDonnell
From: Draper, UT
Mar 18, 2017
Great place for beginners. To set up a top rope, you can scramble up on the right side of the rock wall. There's a nice wide flat level ledge at the top.

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