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Shot from the base of Good Freakin Gads

Description 

A quiet canyon with a lot of rock consisting mainly of limestone routes.

Getting There 

From Logan, follow Main Street until the road leads to Hyrum. Turn left at Main and 800 East and drive into the Canyon

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.2 miles from here

66 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',36],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',6],['5.10',8],['5.11',14],['5.12',21],['5.13',12],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['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 Blacksmith Fork Canyon:
Rain Delay   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Knightland : Rain Delay
Someone's in the Kitchen with Dina   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 75'   Knightland : Stairway to Heaven
Frog Kisser   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Knightland : Stairway to Heaven
Earwig   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Knightland : Stairway to Heaven
The Shoot   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Knightland : Hidden Wall
Jack Sprat's Mantle   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Knightland : Hidden Wall
Left Hand Hold'em   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 35'   Knightland : Fallen Angel Boulder
Reggae Beanies   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Knightland : Hidden Wall
The Assman   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Left Hand Fork : Hardware Wall
Northface Massacre    5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Knightland : Hidden Wall
Hold Your Fire   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 70'   Left Hand Fork : Hardware Wall
Comanche Trail   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   Left Hand Fork : Hardware Wall
Gray Matter   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 70'   Left Hand Fork : Hardware Wall
Crankenstein   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   Left Hand Fork : Hardware Wall
Grey Hound   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport   Left Hand Fork : Hardware Wall
Clear For Take-Off   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   Left Hand Fork : Hardware Wall
The Power of Silence   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 90'   Left Hand Fork : Hardware Wall
Bath Salt Laker   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport   Left Hand Fork : Hardware Wall
Old Peculiar   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 70'   Left Hand Fork : Hardware Wall
Soul Crusher   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport   Left Hand Fork : Hardware Wall
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Featured Route For Blacksmith Fork Canyon
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Stairway to Heaven 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Stairway to Heaven
The crux comes early with the overhanging hand crack. Once you get past this pull yourself into the batshit .8 or so squeeze chimney. There is an old bolt (no hanger) somewhere in there. It is a pretty cool position in this part as there is nothing beneath you. The 'stairway' part is fairly mellow at .8 or .9. Here we chose to keep traversing, but you should probably pull the roof. It looks much harder and more fun. Belay and walk off or down-climb to the chain anchors below. Note: We mi...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By SMR
Apr 15, 2013
The National Forest Service closes a gate to the canyon for part of the year. It usually opens up in May.
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