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Bouldering in Little Cottonwood

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Climbing Season

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192 Total Routes

['4 Stars',24],['3 Stars',82],['2 Stars',51],['1 Star',32],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bouldering:
Direct North Face of Shothole   V0 4     Boulder, 1 pitch, 10'   Secret Garden : All Thumbs Boulder
Secret Garden Arete   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Secret Garden : Copperhead Boulder
Double Dyno   V2 5+     Boulder, 9'   Cabbage Patch
Jack's Slab   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Cabbage Patch
Fat Albert Gang   V3 6A     Boulder   Cabbage Patch
Dean Problem - Arete   V3 6A     Boulder, 1 pitch, 16'   Cabbage Patch
Standard Overhang   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Gate Boulders : The Standard Overhang Bould...
Big Man on Campus   V4 6B     Boulder   The Campus Boulder
Baldy   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   5 Mile Boulders
Surfboard   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   5 Mile Boulders
Feck   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   The Riverside : Shivers Boulder
Tequila Sunset   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Party Pit Area : Tequila Boulder
Twisted   V4+ 6B+     Boulder, 12'   Secret Garden : Copperhead Boulder
Smiley Right   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   5 Mile Boulders
Tom's Problem   V5 6C     Boulder   Cabbage Patch
Lances Dihedral   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Secret Garden : Copperhead Boulder
Mr Smiley   V6 7A     Boulder   5 Mile Boulders
The Round Room   V6 7A     Boulder   East Gate Boulders : The Round Room Boulder
Bear Hug   V8 7B     Boulder, 14'   Secret Garden : Copperhead Boulder
The Monolith   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c V3 6A R     Trad, Boulder, 30'   Cabbage Patch
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Fat Albert Gang, Cabbage Patch

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This beautiful line (thanks to quarrying) is a great lesson in pure arete liebacking. Core tension down low is the key, especially moving past the crux. Fun topout. A sit start adds a move, but the grade's the same....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Emerson Takahashi
From: SLC, UT
Nov 26, 2010
Hey, can anyone tell me if you can climb here in the winter, like december/january?

i want to make a ski/climbing trip this winter...
By bheller
From: SL UT
Nov 27, 2010
You can occasionally climb in LCC in winter, but certainly don't count on it. With that said, Momentum for routes and the SLC Front for bouldering are both awesome gyms!
By jason-T
From: Naples, FL
Aug 12, 2011
Is there a bouldering guide book to the area?? And what is season for this area? Thanks!
By Emerson Takahashi
From: SLC, UT
Jun 1, 2012
check out:
Utah Bouldering
That book covers climbing in Little Cottonwood, Ogden, Joe's Valley, Ibex and Big Bend.

Season here tends to be March - June and picks up again around September - whenever there's too much snow.
Climbing in the summer is limited since it gets so hot, so you have to drive up to White Pine or find some really good shade.
By Reedrombo
From: Home is where you park it
Oct 6, 2012
Yo, left my Petzl chalkbag in the Gate bouldering area. Its tan-ish and has a little guy climbing on it (the little dudes eye is bulging) and its a zip up with a black metolius biner on it. Left it up there Friday Oct 5, 2012, if you gots it and you're generous, hit me up
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Jul 26, 2013
Looking pretty good... You might want to borrow a black bible if you can, half of the boulder and problems at WPS are already named.
By bheller
From: SL UT
Nov 18, 2014
I, like so many, find LCC to be a cruel mistress...
Its a love-hate type relationship. With that said, here I offer a haiku:

So many great boulders
And such fickle conditions
Don't count on sending

5 good days a year...that's all we seem to get...its over till spring
By MSwartz
Jun 3, 2015
If you can't get a hold of a black bible the Marriott Library has a copy in their special collections. You can't check it out but you can take pictures.
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