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Beer Can Alley Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.4452, -111.6982 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: 1. O'Doul's 5.10c/d 2. Sam Adams 5.11a 3. Corona 5...

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A short, limestone cliff all of one minute up the trail to The Hideaway.

Nice quality with slab/roof climbing.

Getting There 

Park on the left just over .3 miles past the Timp Cave visitors center. If it looks like you need to cross the river, you parked one pullout too soon (the river runs under the road just prior to the correctly pullout, but you can't really tell while driving).

See here for a view of the pullout from the road.

There's a long scree slope running uphill behind the parking area.

The trail heads west (down canyon) from the parking area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Beer Can Alley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Beer Can Alley:
Hornets Nest   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 45'   
O'Doul's   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Sam Adams   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 45'   
High Life   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
PBR   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Corona   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Tom Bailey on his route Corona

Corona 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Beer Can Alley
Slabby climbing on small holds with three roofs. The crux is just after the first roof but the holds pulling over the second leave a bit to be desired as well. The third roof is a jug haul but throws in a good pump before the chains. Fun!...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Rock Climbing Photo: Image shows Sam adams, and Corona. The chains are ...
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By Duane Anderton
Jun 20, 2008
The far right route on beer can is called hornets nest, 5.9.
By steve edwards
From: SLC, UT
Aug 9, 2008
the hornet's nest is in the log, so maybe sit on the rocks instead. they were pretty calm, even sitting on the log, as long as their entrance wasn't blocked.

ps - i thought the left route was easier--and less good--than the center. but, yeah, 5.10.
By Eric Godfrey
From: slc, ut
Jul 7, 2009
These are all listed on so I figured I'd add them since I've now climbed all four routes. Help me out on the ratings, I'm told holds have fallen off and they are harder than they used to be. I called Sam Adams .11a because I thought it was a bit harder than o'douls and that one is listed here as .10c/d. We were told Corona is now .11d/.12a due to a key hold falling off, but I'm calling it .11c. If you've climbed these give your input.
By Andrew Seegmiller
From: Orem UT
Jan 2, 2010
Climbed all the climbs in this area in a day, loved every last one of them, the only probl;em i have with this area is the rope drag. it beats the shit out of your rope if you do not have enough runners to protect the roof, so dont forget your runners. on 5.9 i didnt even clip the first bolt because it requires a double length sling to protect or else you get super bad rope drag and the second bolt is only two moves farther. the 11a was the funnest i thought, i even got a few finger jams in in the small cracks that are scatterd throughout the route. this area is on of the funnest in the canyon i think. found i few loose rocks on the big roof of the 11a. so be careful before being to committing with the holds on the roof

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