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Back of Beyond  


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Submitted By: Stevie Nacho on Jul 9, 2012
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Description 

This area is on the south side of the canyon, west of the the Storm Mountain. It is a great place for shade till around 2:00 and to avoid the poop storms at the Slips and Challenge Buttress. This ridge is like a brother to Steorts and Outside Corner.

Getting There 

Park across from the roadside and steep sport crag known as the Speed Trap. Step out of your car and look up and south. You will see the prominent ridges. The Back of Beyond is the middle ridge with the sheerest face. Hike across the bridge that leads to a picnic area and pass through a few picnic sites heading south east. Above the highest and southern most site, climb the steep hill above. After ascending steep trail, make your way east via multiple stoner trails till you reach a drainage. This is the only river drainage in the area, if you go east you will run into it. A second option to finding the drainage is to walk east up the river till you see it come in from the south. After finding the river bed, follow it for about 30 minutes till you arrive at a trail on the right. The trail is marked with ribbon and a cairn. Follow this trail for about 15 minutes to the base of all the routes. The drainage runs in the early spring. The approach is easier than it looks.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.4 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Back of Beyond:
The Journey Home   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   
Hot Patootie Bless My Soul   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 60'   
Los Pantalones De Alex   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Back of Beyond
The beautiful slab section of the 1st pitch of The Fools Progress

The Fools Progress 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Back of Beyond
This is a two pitch route that starts in the gulley west of the ridge and joins The Journey Home at the beginning of its fourth pitch. PITCH ONE: Bolts and pins up a beautiful slab to a two bolt anchor on a mini ledge/alcove. PITCH TWO: Bolts and pins out a roof, up a thin face to and anchor on the "gangplank." This routes stays in the shade longer than The Journey Home...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of Back of Beyond Slideshow Add Photo
Overview of the sport routes
BETA PHOTO: Overview of the sport routes
tp at the top of pitch two.
tp at the top of pitch two.
Bill Bones cleaning pitch 3
Bill Bones cleaning pitch 3
Back of Beyond is the middle ridge with the most sheer face
BETA PHOTO: Back of Beyond is the middle ridge with the most s...
A local seeing what the new folk are up to.
A local seeing what the new folk are up to.
Back of Beyond as seen from the top of the Leisure Route.
Back of Beyond as seen from the top of the Leisure...
Stevie getting ready to dig out pitch three
Stevie getting ready to dig out pitch three
The Back Of Beyond when viewed from the "Speed Trap" sport wall up Big Cottonwood Canyon.
BETA PHOTO: The Back Of Beyond when viewed from the "Spee...

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By cdec
From: SLC and Moab, ut
Aug 22, 2014
This wall is a great addition to the Wasatch. Positive holds of all sizes on clean quartzite make for really fun climbing. Stevie and friends put in a lot of effort cleaning and equipping the routes. Honor their efforts and climb these routes. They need traffic to keep clean.
The hike is accurate as described. Once into the drainage (skiers may know it as the generator couloir) just keep going until you see a rock ridge and the surveyors tape. The trails to and from the main drainage are good, no bush whacking required.
Took us 35 minutes to the base of Fools Progress.