L to R R to L Alpha
Mostly west-facing, this gully has some fine slab routes, some great rock, some bad rock, and some moderate cracks. Not a location for the faint of heart as the approach borders on comical, and none of the easier routes are well-protected. Romance on the Rocks, Altered States, A Bright Shining Lie, are just some of the fine lines.
Caveat: My approach information may not be the best. About 50 feet up canyon form the archives road is a weak gully. Work your way up this gully, bushwhacking and trail-finding the entire way. Work your way further west through clearings until the main gully is attained. Climb up this gully.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Altered States Gully:
Altered States 5.9 R Trad, 2 pitches, 250 feet
Betty's Altered Elbow 5.9+ Trad, 4 pitches, 470 feet, Grade II
Discrete Feat 5.9+ R Trad, 2 pitches, 280 feet
A Bright Shining Lie 5.10c Sport, 1 pitch, 140 feet
Sticky Fingers 5.10d Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Romance on the Rocks 5.10d Trad, 1 pitch, 180 feet
Air Express 5.11d R Trad, 1 pitch, 110 feet
Featured Route For Altered States Gully
Stumpy 5.11a UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Altered States Gully
Named for the odd decapitated (but still thriving) pine at the head of the crack, Stumpy is the obvious splitter seen up-gully from the top of the Betty’s climbs or the last pitch of Altered States. Standing atop Betty’s Altered Elbow the line is obvious, perhaps about 300 vertical feet and a hefty bushwack away. It requested an ascent and we obliged.If you have previous ascent info let me know and I’ll update it.The start seemed a bit stiff, consisting of a steep flaring thin-finger crack wit...[more] Browse More Classics in UT