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Top Summit Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,035'
Location: 40.5989, -111.6067 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Top Summit during ski season. Wall to the left an...

Description 

Partly sunny and party shady. It all depends on the time of day. Early in the year the wall is in the shade a little after noon. As summer comes along it gets more direct sun. The rock is nice and solid for the most part.
  • Note- Due to the nature of this area, being that it is a ski resort, there is a lot of ski/snowboard traffic depending on the time of the year. Probably not ideal during peak ski season.

Getting There 

From the Solitude Summer trail map-
"Route begins off of Raptor Road and steeply climbs to the top of Summit lift at 10,000' elevation. Optional return of Sol/Bright trail connecting with Kruzr. Great views of Twin Lakes. Ride length to Summit lift: 2.9 miles.

We snowshoed in from Silver Lake. Follow the trail around the west side of the lake, it starts to rise in elevation as it makes its way around the south side. Head past Twin Lakes and up the 'back door' on to the highest point of Solitude Ski Resort, 'Top Summit 10035'. Just behind the ski lifts and building you'll find your rock. It's split into two sides, the west being the higher formation.

Climbing Season

For the Big Cottonwood Canyon area.

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Chimera 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Top Summit
Started in July 2016 from the top and finished in July 2017 from the ground up, Chimera partially takes its name from the dichotomy of approaches used. Niels brilliantly led the long first pitch drilling only 3 removable bolts. I followed equipping the route with many more. The route is well protected. This first (I predict, of many) bolted routes up the Honey Comb Cliffs at Solitude Ski Area offers surprisingly fun, albeit adventuresome climbing. If you like the rock at Hellgate in Little Cotto...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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