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The Church Fork wall is a large limestone outcrop that sits just off of the Pipeline Trail. The rock is of decent quality, which is to say it is more solid than most in the canyon. Expect many hikers to pass by on the trail while you're climbing here.

Getting There 

From the mouth of Millcreek Canyon, drive east for 3.05 miles to the Church Fork Picnic Area. If the gate is closed, park on the shoulder. Hoof it up through the picnic area and join the Pipeline Trail. Follow the trail for a bit, until you see the wall rising on your left.

Trails are not marked very well, you'll get to a fork in the trail where you could go off on three other trails. Choose the trail going north, the trail looks like it takes you deeper into the mountain. Hike about half mile or less, it will be on your left.

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Crystal Clear 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Church Fork Wall
The crux is getting off the ground. This starts to the left of Bohemian Crystal at the corner and climbs directly up and links up with the upper part of BC. Whereas BC has cleaned up quite well for the area and I think a better climb, CC seems to stay it's chossy self. People have asked me about this climb recently, so am adding it at this later date....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Sadpad
May 3, 2007
Trails are not marked very well, to get to Church fork stay on the main Pipeline trail, you'll get to a fork in the trail where you could go off on three other trails. Choose the trail going North, the trail looks like it takes you deeper into the mountain. Hike about half mile or less, it will be on your left. Be careful climbing Church Fork, rocks are VERY sharp and VERY loose. A couple of times while i was belaying I had to dodge falling rocks.
By Kirk H
From: Murray, UT
Sep 15, 2013
Some additional info and pics for the approach. Once you've parked and gotten to the top of the road in the Church Fork Picnic area, you'll be starting off at what is called the "Grandeur Peak Trail". Follow this trail up, cross a footbridge first, then there will be 1 mellow switchback followed by 2 sharper switchbacks. After the switchbacks you'll soon come to a 3-way fork in the trail with a sign that reads "PIPE LINE TRAIL" (Rattlesnake Gulch Trail [left] & Burch Hollow Trailhead [right]). Stay straight! Don't go to the right or to the left at the 3-way fork, just pick the middle most trail and go with it. As previously mentioned, it's not clearly marked as to which trail is which, so just pick the middle most trail. Anyhow, follow that middle trail up for another quarter to half mile, the crag is on your left. Total approach time is approximately 30-45 minutes from the entrance to the Church Fork Picnic area off the canyon road.

Top of Church Fork Picnic Area. Beginning of Grandeur Peak Trail.
Top of Church Fork Picnic Area. Beginning of Grandeur Peak Trail.

Sign at the 3-way fork
Sign at the 3-way fork

Immediately to the right of the sign is the right fork, off in the distance you can see the left and middle forks.  Remember, stay to the middle trail (bends right) once you pass this sign and the right fork.
Immediately to the right of the sign is the right fork, off in the distance you can see the left and middle forks. Remember, stay to the middle trail (bends right) once you pass this sign and the right fork.

Off to the left behind the leaning tree you'll see the crag come out of nowhere.
Off to the left behind the leaning tree you'll see the crag come out of nowhere.
By Kirk H
From: Murray, UT
Sep 15, 2013
PS...There's a third route on the far left that I didn't climb. It's slightly up the hill from CC. Looks to be in the 5.11+ range. Anyone know for sure?
By zoso
Sep 16, 2013
Thanks Kirk, I'm glad you cleared that up. Certainly the most difficult crag to find.

EVAR!!!

Maybe we could paint a line on the ground from the road to the crag. I'll donate the florescent pink paint.