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By Aaron Bender
Aug 14, 2009

A friend and I were mtn. biking down Dry Canyon, near Lindon, the other day and noticed a whole bunch of bolted routes on one of the walls in the canyon. I looked on Mountain Project and all I can find is a beta photo that shows 13 routes but only gives actual info for one of them. If anyone has any more beta on these routes, or just info on their ratings, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Aaron


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By Klimbien
From StGeorge Orem Littlton Vegas
Aug 14, 2009
Zion - GWT Great White Throne crag

Good post - I've been wondering the same thing.....Anyone got info on those routes?


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By Christopher Sorensen
From Provo, UT
Aug 18, 2009
FA of For Those Who Are About to Rock (We Salute You). Photo originally added by T. Higbee, but I added it myself to use as a profile pic.

I'll go ahead and third this request. My parents just bought a house near dry canyon and I wanted to go check out the climbing.


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By Tristan Higbee
From Cambodia
Aug 18, 2009
Me on a mixed route Crisco and I did in Rock Canyon.

I've met they guy behind these routes. I don't remember his name, but I was talking to him and Darren in Mountainworks and remember Darren saying that he had also done the FA of the super popular Platinum Blonde at the Hard Rock in AF. A quick consultation of the guidebook shows that Tim Egbert and Scott Unice did the FA of that route. So I want to say that it was Scott Unice that is putting up most of those Dry Canyon routes. Or I could be way, way off and I got my routes wrong and it's someone completely different... I just remember whoever it was I was talking to saying that the rock required a ridiculous amount of cleaning. I remember going up to those cliffs a few years ago and thinking "Man. It would be cool to climb this. Too bad the rock is garbage." Props to whoever it is doing the work for having the vision and gettin' her done.

Anyway, ask Darren at Mountainworks. He knows, and will probably know if the routes are still projects or if they've been sent.

-Tristan


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By Perin Blanchard
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From Orem, UT
Aug 18, 2009
Racking too much gear, as usual.

Scott bolted most of the lines there, although John Ross has a couple, Tom Caldwell has a project or two, and I think John (Walt) Walter has something he's spent a little time cleaning.

I've climbed a few of the lines...the lines aren't bad at all, but I'm not exactly enamored of the rock, and I'm not normally considered a choss-hater either.


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By Aaron Bender
Aug 18, 2009

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who replied. I appreciate the great responses!

--Aaron


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By John Ross
From Wasatch Front, UT
Aug 19, 2009
FA of <a href='/v/gunner/106128521'>Gunner</a>, AF Cyn.

All but one of the Mammoth Wall routes are Scott's. PM me if you want his e-mail, but I posted here some info for those routes. The limestone is certainly crumbly in Dry Cyn. Some of it cleans up okay. The two routes of mine that I posted took hours of cleaning and I think they are not bad, but you still may find a lose hold or two. Two other routes that I bolted on a particular rock band I thought would clean up, but they were just loose manky choss and Perin helped me chop them. The canyon is popular for hikers, bikers, and horses, and I've packed out bags and bags of garbage and old tires that people have thrown off of Mammoth Wall. And watch your ropes here. I made the mistake of leaving a rope on a tough project and returned to find it cut from the anchors and several .22 cal slugs embedded in it.


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By Brig J.
Aug 19, 2009

Perin Blanchard wrote:
the lines aren't bad at all, but I'm not exactly enamored of the rock, and I'm not normally considered a choss-hater


I second this comment, not great rock.


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By Scott Unice
Aug 3, 2012

I guess I need to chime in since there are a few question about Dry Canyon. Yes I have been working this pile of choss for years. I've been quiet about it because its not the most desirable rock to climb. I've found that this area can produce decent climbing. You are generally alone here and no problems getting on what you want. John and Tom have been working this area as well and done a nice job. I have put up close to 30 routes now up there some finished 2 not. Most are around 5.10 a few 11s and maybe one or 2 12's well see what others think. There are a few 9's 8's and a nice 7 as well I have a photo guide to the area for those interested. Be sure you understand Group rappellers and Canyoneer types frequent the area for the rappelling. There are rap anchors, top roping chains and lead climbing on the first Crag (Cretaceous Crag). Dynomite has the rap anchor and TR also Mammoth has 3 sets of rap anchors and the lead climb anchor are well below the top. Lots of bolts I would have 20 quick draws with you. The Cretaceous Crag on the left as you are going up the canyon I have four more to drill on this and it should be done. The mammoth is just about finished. Dynomite has a few of mine or I should say my wifes on it as well. More to follow. wear a helmet


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By jzp
From Pleasant Grove
Apr 6, 2014
sitting

if you need help working this area i would be more than happy to assist.


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