Suburban climbing at its highest level of expression unfolds at Division Wall. Convenient, crowded on the weekends, zip for approach, well-constructed, half-rope climbs on killer limestone all await the hike averse. If you like sleeping in after a long day at the crags, this is the place to be.
Division Wall actually has upper and lower sections, but why hike to higher ground when you can have 25 to 30 routes to choose between by staying close to camp? Division Wall has warm-up routes in abundance, a slew of 5.11, 5.12, and a bit of 5.13. The rock has cleaned up with use, some friable edges seem always to pop off here, and on our last visit did not seem too greasy.
Drive 1.3 miles up from TCNM to the Little Mill campground. Arrive on Friday night and you are likely to find a camp site, but never on Saturday. The Division Wall is right behind campsite 64.
The Little Mill Campground hosts have asked that climbers slow down and observe the speed limit in the campground (10mph). Apparently there have been several close calls with speeding vehicles and small children in the campground.
The Little Mill Campground in American Fork Canyon is temporarily closed by order of the Forest Service due to the ongoing reconstruction. Climbers walking through the construction site and/or climbing at any of the walls accessed via the campground run the risk of being cited. This affects the Division Wall, Upper Division Wall, Pigpen (campsite 33) and the climbs above campsite 42. Signs have been posted, subsequently torn down, and will be posted again. The Forest Service is concerned about liability, so please honor the closure. The project is scheduled to be wrapped up by the July 4th holiday. Stay tuned for further American Fork access updates…