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Blacksmith Fork Canyon  


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Submitted By: James Garrett on Jul 21, 2008
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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

65 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',36],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',5],['5.10',8],['5.11',14],['5.12',20],['5.13',13],['>=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:
Someone's in the Kitchen with Dina   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 75'   Knightland : Stairway to Heaven
Rain Delay   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Knightland : Rain Delay
Frog Kisser   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 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
Left Hand Hold'em   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 35'   Knightland : Fallen Angel Boulder
Jack Sprat's Mantle   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Knightland : Hidden Wall
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
Unknown Name   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 100'   Blacksmith Wall : Blacksmith Left
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
Clear For Take-Off   5.12c 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
The Power of Silence   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 90'   Left Hand Fork : Hardware Wall
Bath Salt Laker   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport   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
Fred Henion, walking the walk, as he takes a burn on Pawel's link up; Bath salt laker.

Bath Salt Laker 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hardware Wall
This is a new link-up bolted in 2012, which starts on Vice grip. Climb the corner/dihedral system of VG to the resting stance on the blocks. Head left on smaller crimps to clip 2 bolts and then join Soul Crusher above its crux. An easy section of climbing takes you to the bottom of the steep headwall where the crux is. Long, pumpy pulls through the headwall This route finishes at 2nd set of anchors. Optional - finish on the lower Soul Crusher anchors (12b/c)...[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.