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Hard Rock is a great area, with possibly the largest variety of grades and excellent crag positioning. Hard Rock is great almost all year for people of all experience levels. Hard Rock is home to American Fork's easiest routes, 5.6 and 5.7, but the majority of the climbs are in the 5.11-5.12 range.
To reach the crag head up 1.7 miles up from the monument flagpole, a bit past Little Mill campground. You can park on the north side, in a pay area, or on the south side in the small pull off. Locate the faint tail on the north side of the road and hike up about five minutes following a stream drainage. It takes about five minute to get to the start of the crag, which continues right and wraps around the corner.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hard Rock:
Rockapella 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Stoic Calculus 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Vaporous Apparition 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch
Punch the Clock 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Emotional Geometry 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Born Again 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 45'
Many Options 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Unknown 5.10a 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 90'
Winds of Fire 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Platinum Blonde 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Unknown 5.10c 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Firstborn 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Primal Magic 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Suicide Blonde 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Eight to Eleven 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 2 pitches, 100'
Juggernaut 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Teeanova 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Dreadlocks 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Beehive 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Juggernaut Roof 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
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Beehive 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock
Can be done in 1 or 2 pitches. 1st pitch is 12b, 2nd pitch is 12a.Direct start or slightly to the right with right hand on undercling. Starts with a bouldery move to good pockets under first bolt. Crank some polished crimps and move out left to a nice pocket and up thru some more jugs. Move out left to a small pocket and then back right (this seems to be the redpoint crux for most people). Head straight up for maximum value or veer a little right into the corner choss. Top out on some slopey ed...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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