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Dogwood Crag

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A Modest Man from Mandrake 
Ain't no Party, Ain't no Disco 
Cross-Eyed and Painless 
Drunken Crack 
Haven't A Clue 
Hyper-Gamma Spaces 
I Think I'm Going Bald 
Life During Wartime 
Lion of Zion, The 
Little Creatures 
Little Critters 
Little Things 
On the Skids 
Quartzite and Stainless 
Take Me To The River 
Unknown west of Mandrake 
Unknown west of Take Me to the River 

Dogwood Crag 

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Location: 40.6238, -111.7671 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: The face just left of the roof band is "Unforgiven...


Great area for the beginners (5.5 to 5.9-) with a few challenging routes on the eastern wall (5.11a to 5.13a). Almost all if not all can be top roped.

There are 5 bolted routes on the western end of the wall; 5.8 being the easiest and getting harder as you go left or east. Also on this end there are 2 or 3 sets of chains to set up top ropes, the climbing is probably about 5.5 to 5.7.

There are some trees you can use as well for anchors, bring long runners.

The harder climbing is located about 200-300 yards upstream or east. The hardest of the bunch, a 5.13a, is the only bolted route on this end.

The crag stays in the shade most of the morning in the summer.

Oblique, aerial photo here.

Getting There 

Drive about 1 mile up the canyon and you sill see the Dogwood picnic area on your right. You can either park in here for $5 dollars a car or if the stream is low enough you can drive another .15 up the canyon and park on the side of the road and just hop across the stream.

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dogwood Crag:
Little Things   5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Life During Wartime   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
I Think I'm Going Bald   5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
A Modest Man from Mandrake   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Little Creatures   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Ain't no Party, Ain't no Disco   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Cross-Eyed and Painless   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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This is looking directly up the climb showing a strenuous little crux midway up and the overhang at the top.

A Modest Man from Mandrake 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Dogwood Crag
This sport route (6 bolts _ chains) would make a really nice training climb. The first 60' is face climbing on a multitude of good holds, which leads to a small roof which is just enough to get you pumping. Note that the climb starts from a large ledge ~15' up from the bank of the stream. So when rapping down, stop at the ledge!Beta: There is supposedly a scramble somewhere at the midpoint of Dogwood (see the first photo in this section - the left-slanting shrub-covered diagonal?) - but we found...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Dogwood Crag taken from the highway.
BETA PHOTO: Dogwood Crag taken from the highway.
Middle section of Dogwood Crag showing #7 Modest Man From Mandrake (5.9)
BETA PHOTO: Middle section of Dogwood Crag showing #7 Mo...
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By Anonymous Coward
Mar 20, 2004

Fun climbing with a good range of routes and no approach-which is why it gets PACKED. Don't even try after work unless you like crowds and waiting. Even so, sitting next to a stream in the shade with other climbers is not a bad place to wait.

By Nathan Fisher
Apr 7, 2004

Last time up there I saw a new bolted line just east of I Think I'm Going Bald. Any Info??

By Ryan Peterson
From: North Salt Lake, Utah
Jun 23, 2007

This place gets busy fast. We showed up at 8:30 and had it to ourselves today (saturday), but at 9:30 there were suddenly 20 people toproping.

River was low enough to walk across, but couldn't do any of the middle routes without a silly little traverse and a horrible belay position. Was kinda fun though.

By chris begue
Jan 21, 2010

The new route next to goin bald .9 is called unforgivin .10a put up in 02? by Chris Begue, Liz Cannon, and others. Only drawback is the wet start in spring and early summer. Mostly .8/.9 climbing with one crux move, though it is easier if you wander so stay true to gravity and a drop of water.

By theanab
Jun 19, 2012

Walking through the picnic area, as long as you're not parking there, is free--the guide says you have to pay $2.