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Canyon Hollow
Depending on direction ridden, this trail is a fairly easy climb or a quick, flowing descent. Near Draper, Utah
Ann's Trail
An easy but fun trail in the Corner Canyon area that links with many other trails. Near Alpine, Utah
Mt. Van Cott Trail
Intense suffering on the way up, amazing views at the top, and a fun, technical descent. Near Salt Lake City, Utah
Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Corner Canyon Connector (C3)
A beautiful ride from Sandy's Wasatch Boulevard to Draper's Corner Canyon along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Near Granite, Utah
Mill Creek Pipeline
Classic Wasatch singletrack. Near Mount Olympus, Utah
Quarry Trail
A fun out-and-back trail at the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon Near Granite, Utah
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Wasatch Range 

The Wasatch Range stretches from northern Utah, near the Idaho border, to central Utah beyond Mt. Nebo.

The range contains several major canyons, and a lot of minor canyons. Logan and American Fork Canyon (among others) are limestone; Big Cottonwood Canyon is quartzite, and Little Cottonwood Canyon is granite-like quartz monzonite. Superb climbing in all four of these.

In addition Bell's Canyon, near Salt Lake City, and Rock Canyon, near Provo, deserve mention.

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Weather station 3.9 miles from here

4,210 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',222],['3 Stars',1425],['2 Stars',1768],['1 Star',689],['Bomb',28]

Classic Climbing Routes in Wasatch Range

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wasatch Range:
South Ridge   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     Trad, Alpine   Wasatch Alpine Areas : Mt. Superior / Monte Cristo
The West Slabs   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 10 pitches, 1660'   Mount Olympus : The West Slabs
Steorts' Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   Big Cottonwood Canyon : The Dead Snag
Outside Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 450'   Big Cottonwood Canyon : JHCOB Wall
Beckey's Wall   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 160'   Gate Buttress : Beckey's Wall Area
Lowe Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches   Lone Peak Cirque : Question Mark Wall
Pentapitch   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   Little Cottonwood Canyon : Pentapitch Area
Satan's Corner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Gate Buttress : Dihedrals Area
The Coffin   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Little Cottonwood Canyon : Coffin Buttress
Sasquatch   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad   Little Cottonwood Canyon : Pentapitch Area
Gordon's Hangover   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully
The Green Adjective   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully
S-Direct   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Thumb Area
Vertical Smile   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, Grade II   Lone Peak Cirque : Summit Wall
Triple Overhangs   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 550'   Lone Peak Cirque : Summit Wall
Mexican Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Little Cottonwood Canyon : Crescent Crack Buttress
Goodro's Wall   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Storm Mountain Island
Bongeater   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bongeater Buttress
Squawstruck   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 22 pitches, 1900'   Rock Canyon : Squaw Peak
Arm and Hammer   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   Bell's Canyon : Middle Bell Tower
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Featured Route For Wasatch Range
Rock Climbing Photo: Cody on syllogism from the picnic area.

Syllogism 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : The Grey Cliffs
Stellar. The crux is the first huge roof- a big reach for a shallow two finger pocket from below on good holds. Now crank on through. The route offers many powerful and engaging sequences as one climbs through successive roofs. Well placed bolts, and awesome movement should be expected. Although it is peppered with some incredible jugs, it is hardly a jug-haul. The final move over the last roof is just waiting to make you its bitch on your onsight attempt. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

Photos of Wasatch Range Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Autumn in the Wasatch. Photo by Blitzo.
Autumn in the Wasatch. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Storm Mountain and its north ridges, Big Cottonwoo...
BETA PHOTO: Storm Mountain and its north ridges, Big Cottonwoo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Wasatch, Autumn. Photo by Blitzo.
Wasatch, Autumn. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: R.I.P. Brent Higgins was a wonderful human, amazin...
R.I.P. Brent Higgins was a wonderful human, amazin...
Rock Climbing Photo: View of Lone Peak in early May.
View of Lone Peak in early May.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ferguson is sweet, sweet, just took awh...
Ferguson is sweet, sweet, just took awh...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up Timp. from just above Battle Creek Cany...
Looking up Timp. from just above Battle Creek Cany...
Rock Climbing Photo: Wildlife,
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking out over Provo from a vantage point south ...
Looking out over Provo from a vantage point south ...
Rock Climbing Photo: From Mt. Olympus, 2001 (Millcreek and Parleys)
From Mt. Olympus, 2001 (Millcreek and Parleys)
Rock Climbing Photo: Fallsatch
Rock Climbing Photo: Wasatch Alpine Aspens
Wasatch Alpine Aspens
Rock Climbing Photo: SLC boulders
BETA PHOTO: SLC boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the place!
This is the place!
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Photo by Bli...
Climbers in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Photo by Bli...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sunset just outside SLC
Sunset just outside SLC
Rock Climbing Photo: umm...another shot of helmetgate (aka far east hel...
umm...another shot of helmetgate (aka far east hel...
Rock Climbing Photo: spring-time crowd at helmetgate
spring-time crowd at helmetgate
Rock Climbing Photo: Jimmy may be out of commission now, but he looked ...
Jimmy may be out of commission now, but he looked ...

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By Mike Kurilich
From: Salt Lake City
Sep 26, 2009
WARNING! A person or persons has chopped the routes at Geezer Wall!!! At this point do not waist your time going up to climb at this crag. I am going to hike up and assess the damage done by the culprits this afternoon.

If anyone knows the individuals that went to the trouble to KILL this crag we'd like to have a discussion on why such a harsh measure was taken to KILL a little gem that had a host of SAFE sport and mixed routes for the 5.5 to easy 5.10 leader. To put it bluntly, you people are anti-climbing community and ought to quit climbing. The amount of effort (with significant cost) to put up these routes FOR THE SLC CLIMBING COMMUNITY and beyond, and the quality and well thought out nature of the routes, did not justify KILLING THE CRAG.

It's in the hands of all you climbers out there if you feel this was justified fine, call the Geezer Wall dead. If you feel this action was unnecessary and want the routes to go back up come together and make it happen prove to those freaks that did the deed this is uncalled for, will not be tolerated and unacceptable in this climbing community. Thanks for the support!

Localism sucks and like on the coast, those that adopt this elitist mentality need to be called out and punished. Banishment from climbing in the central Wasatch is the minimum these individuals need to receive: Yeah I'm really irked about this BS.
By triznuty
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 4, 2010
The Wasatch Range has a long history of bold visions and extraordinary pioneers that have made climbing in these here parts some of the best around. Which brings people from all over the world to get a little taste of it. Some would even like to leave their own mark. That's great and encouraged. But we can't just go running around this precious wilderness area doing what we please. It's potentially damaging, not only to the long and beautiful climbing history here, but to the access of all of it. We are not as lucky as the ones who were around during the "Golden Era". But we can respect the ones that were and not taint what they started here in the Wasatch. So with new people come new points of views. I recommend that if you have "sporty" stuff in mind, then consult the SLCA ( first. Especially before mass drilling a bunch of bolts, or on the other hand just removing a bunch of bolts too. They are the local body that represents our climbing community in this area.

The bolt wars will go on. But please understand that by trying to make things doable for all or even yourself is not always possible first of all. And access will not stay available forever if we let everybody in on the secret. It's okay to stay on the ground if you're not ready for it that day. There's always tomorrow. It's okay to aspire to greater things.
By Joseph Kall
From: Cedar City, UT
Oct 16, 2011
I will collaborate the comment about tics. They exist and the threat is real! I got bit by one tick (Little Cottonwood area)and came up positive for Lymes IgM P23 Ab. I was asymptomatic (no symptoms)! I was lucky to discover I was positive and just finished 90 days of antibiotics. Do not take the threat lightly. This disease is often misdiagnosed due to its varying symptoms. It can cause permanent damage and or death if left untreated.
By Bierson
Jul 29, 2012
Check out some of the beta and photos from my recent trip out to SLC!
By AGoo
Jul 30, 2012
Climbed Open Book on Pie and Beer Day last week. Some how lost a number 2 TCU and Wild Country sling draw. If you find it and would be kind enough to return it I would gladly make it worth your time i.e. Beer, Money, a Thank You Card or Cookies.

By phil glenn
Jul 29, 2013
Found climbers's pack in Big Cottonwood Canyon fall of 2012; lots of valuable equipment; still trying to find owner. Describe contents and equipment on pack; call P Glenn @ 801-558-3312
By Brendan Woodard
Nov 2, 2013
Hey whats up all local and visiting climbers of the Wasatch range. I am new in town here and I live right at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon,
only problem is I have no climbing Partners in the area. I am a safe climber, and can lead in the 5-7 to 5-10 b range and am up for challenges above that grade to. Just no climbing partners for outside. If your interested please text me at 719 429 7091 my name is Brendan you won't be disappointed i am safe, easy to get along with, and up for a good time. So if you need a partner or wouldn't mind showing a newbie around the area CALL ME. Thanks everyone.
By gmoney
Nov 8, 2013
I think I lost my ring in either the 5-mile or hillside parking. It is a gray tungsten ring with a polished band in the center. If you find it please see me let me know.
By BUCktown
May 16, 2014
Lost my smith sunglasses on the bong eater up LCC. if you find them make me proud. 8017930521

By Salt Lake Climbers Alliance
May 26, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: SLCA Fundraiser Party
SLCA Fundraiser Party

An evening of pro athletes, arm wrestling, vendor booths, beer, crate stacking, pig roast, silent auction, crate stacking, and free swag galore!
Sponsored by Red Rock Brewery
June 12th, 2014 / 6-10pm
2084 E 3900 S, Salt Lake City (BD parking lot)
$25 in advance at
$30 at the door ($25 SLCA Members at the door)
$10 for kids under 12
$ RAISED = Adopt a Crags, Joe’s Valley potties, Craggin’ Classic, Wasatch Anchor and Bolt Replacement, A VOICE FOR WASATCH CLIMBERS
By Salt Lake Climbers Alliance
Jun 8, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: SLCA 2105 FUNDRAISER


Protect Wasatch climbing by attending the 6th Annual SLCA Fundraiser Party hosted by Black Diamond. Crate stacking, DJ Matty D 'Make it Fit', arm wrestling, silent auction, Himalayan Kitchen food, Moab Brewery Beer, vendor tents from our sponsors, and more!
By Dan Goodman
Jul 13, 2015
Found some sunglasses up at The Pile in BCC today, if you lost them, text me with a description of them at 801-699-4535.
By Salt Lake Climbers Alliance
May 17, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Fundraiser Party
Fundraiser Party

The SLCA exists to provide a unified voice for climbers in the Wasatch and surrounding regions through advocacy, stewardship, community, and education.

This is the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance’s main fundraiser of the year. All proceeds help pay to steward the outdoor places we love to climb. Funds go towards advocacy work, trail and staging area improvements at local crags, bolt replacement, latrines, education events and more. Games including crate stacking, arm wrestling by local outdoor companies. You don’t have to be a climber to have fun at this party!
By brad munk
From: Cleveland, Ohio
May 22, 2016
Has anyone found a grey chalk bag with purple cord and a scented chalk ball? I think I lost it roughly two weeks ago bouldering in little or at the slips in big. The cord had a sentimental piece of rubber attached that looked like a noodle. Please contact if you found, would mean a lot. Thanks!
By Salt Lake Climbers Alliance
Jul 3, 2016
What: Salt Lake Climbing Festival
The Salt Lake Climbing Festival is a unique event focused on educational clinics and mentorship. Stay with us up at the beautiful Peruvian Lodge, Alta, Little Cottonwood Canyon for an all-inclusive weekend of yoga, outdoor climbing clinics, camping, cocktails, meals, & slideshows.

Clinics include multi-pitch, traditional Lead Climbing, Top Site Self Rescue, Sport Lead Climbing, Light & Fast Alpinism, and more.

As our sport grows and more climbers come from the climbing gym to the outdoors, each of us must become better stewards of our climbing areas in order to maintain our access - not only through crag care, but also through mentorship at the crag. Become a better climber and join us!
When: August 27-28th
Where: Peruvian Lodge, Alta, Utah
Tickets: $99 Full Weekend Pass, $20 Saturday Night Only

Rock Climbing Photo: Join us.
Join us.
By Salt Lake Climbers Alliance
Sep 18, 2016
Adopt a Crags
Lower Little Cottonwood Canyon
Staging & Climbing Access Trail Improvements
Saturdays & Sundays
Location: Meet in the lower Little Cottonwood Park-n-Ride. If you miss the morning meet up, join the crew at the work area. / Work Areas include: Crescent Crack & Mexican Crack Staircase, Bong Eater, Secret Garden, Coffin / Notes: Bring water and snacks. Long pants, close-toed shoes, helmets, gloves, sun protection and sunglasses are required. Expect heavy lifting and physical work.
An Adopt a Crag is about giving back to the climbing areas we use on a regular basis. It is important that we make an effort to maintain and care for our climbing areas in order to keep them open. Climbing is a privilege and not a right. Give back to your crag and volunteer with us today.
Rock Climbing Photo: The SLCA and Access Fund need your help to keep cl...
The SLCA and Access Fund need your help to keep climbing areas open. Volunteer today.
By Chris Lehan
Oct 19, 2016
found: scarpa rock shoes around the gate bouldering area. contact me at 6019682160 with details of the shoes so i know they are yours and you can come pick them up.
By Salt Lake Climbers Alliance
May 30, 2017
Salt Lake Climbers Alliance Fundraiser
The SLCA exists to provide a unified voice for climbers in the Wasatch and surrounding regions through advocacy, stewardship, community, and education.

8th Annual SLCA Fundraiser Party
June 8th   6-10PM
Black Diamond Parking Lot (2084 E 3900 S, Salt Lake City 84124)
Hosted by Black Diamond
$25 Adult / $15 Kids (10 and under) / Free for kids under 1 year
($35 Adult, $25 Kids 10 and under, free kids under 1 year At the Door)
SLCA Membership ($15 value)
Food by Yoshi’s Japanese Grill
Beer by Moab Brewery  
DJ Matthew Fit
Games by Black Diamond, Momentum Indoor Climbing, Liberty Mountain, REI, Goal Zero, Petzl, The Gear Room, CAMP Human Performance, Gnarly Nutrition, The Front Climbing Club
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