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By Matt Selman
From Spring City, Utah
Dec 27, 2013
Hey Salt Lake folks, has anyone been up Little Cottonwood to rock climb in the last few days? Specifically the Gate and Beckey's wall? Wondering what's dry and what's not. Thanks a bunch!

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By Greg G
From SLC, UT
Dec 27, 2013
The route in it's entirety.
The Gate and Beckeys wall areas are in the cold zone this time of year, and see minimal sun. Both sections of the Gate buttress you describe are icy, and have hanging dangers waiting to launch. As a general rule of thumb during the winter months anywhere from the Dragon Arch to Bong Eater is usually climbable with a few days of sun shine to dry things out. These areas also see abundant sun shine during the day whereas the gate does not.

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By steven sadler
From SLC, UT
Dec 27, 2013
I'd have to disagree with Greg on this one. I've climbed the Green A in February 4 or 5 days after a snow storm and it was amazing. That whole area soaks up sun all day. I've also done bushwack crack with snow all around. As long as it's warm and the rock has seen a few days of sun you should be able to climb most routes on gate buttress. beckey's wall however is probably shaded most of the day and the Green A gulley would probably be cold.

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By Sir Camsalot
From thankgodchickenhead, Ut
Dec 27, 2013
Agree with Steve, I've done Green A in Jan and it was pleasant. Anything south/southwest facing will be great. Coffin, Egg, Bongeater, Kermit's Wad, Bushwhack. We'll be up there tomorrow somewhere searching out the sun and dry rock.

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By Charlie S
From Ogden, UT
Dec 27, 2013
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Please report back! Looking forward to your findings.

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By DoNstamos
From Dumont, CO
Dec 27, 2013
Rifle
I think Greg's post is spot on. As the OP asked what the current state of the climbable rock is.... Not what it was like when you climbed it in Febtober or whenever... Just saying. No disrespect intended but I believe Greg accurately responded to the current situation of rock. That said I'm sure bushwhack is prob climbable as long as its not snowing. Send barefoot in Barbados on gear instead. You won't have to wait in line.

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By Sir Camsalot
From thankgodchickenhead, Ut
Dec 28, 2013
Great down low in the sun. We climbed a few on Crescent Crack Buttress and it was pleasant in the sun. Drove up to the Gate to scope it out and it doesn't look like those routes have seen any sun for a while, lots of snow and ice. Stay lower in the canyon and you'll be fine.

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By MRock
Dec 29, 2013
Split shin after 5.9+ R lead
Anyone been to s curves or storm mountain area lately? Looks like some warm weather coming up.

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By Sam Cannon
From Holladay, Utah
Jan 6, 2014
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Climbed a few routes on the Sail today...kind of a bugger getting up there but it was very nice temperatures in the sun with a forecast for SLC of 30 degrees.

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By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 6, 2014
Cleaning up in Jenny Lake.
Bam!

The Sail 1/6/14
The Sail 1/6/14

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By Sam Cannon
From Holladay, Utah
Jan 15, 2014
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Climbed the Coffin today. Great temps. Bring a jacket for belaying. Perfect while climbing.

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By Tyler W
From Utah
Jan 21, 2014
Scooby Snacks
Thinking about going up and checking out All Chalk, anybody been up to the Kermits/Perhaps area?

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By Brendan N. (grayhghost)
From Salt Lake City, Utah
Jan 21, 2014
I have not been up there recently, but previous experience would say it's good to go.

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By MRock
Jan 21, 2014
Split shin after 5.9+ R lead
We've been at s curves for the past couple days, it's been warm with calm winds. Rock has been awesome, not too cold. Obv not your specific area, or even LCC, but it's somewhat of a parallel. Get out there!

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By Travis Haussener
Jan 21, 2014
All chalk is good, just up there on Sunday, we got on Cranial Prophylactic and Green Adjective.

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By Tyler W
From Utah
Jan 21, 2014
Scooby Snacks
Thanks guys!

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