The exception to Ferguson Canyon. Hot and dry. These routes are longer and require gear. They have an easy walk-off to the west.
Follow the main trail, and BEFORE you get to the "entering wilderness" sign, take a small trail across the stream. Locate the 2 cliifs. Cliff on the East is Heart Wall. Bushwack between them until you can gain ledges to the climbs. Some 5.3 climbing involved. Be Careful.
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Aorta 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b UT
: Wasatch Range
: ... : Heart Wall
Easy climbing from the trail leads to a sandy ledge where the routes diverge. Follow the right-diagonalling crack through some heady moves. I followed the crack past an easy-looking crack and climbed up a crack on the edge of the cliff. The Ruckman guide indicates that the route heads straight up just before the easy-looking crack and pulls the roof above through a V-shaped groove. Longer than most Ferguson climbs, this route wore out my feet. True to its name, Aorta gets your blood flowing...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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BETA PHOTO: Aorta climbs the pink route. The variatio...
BETA PHOTO: Good view of the walkoff for Guano and Heart Wall.
|By Ryan Brough|
From: Arvada, Colorado
Dec 9, 2006
This is a great winter crag on a clear, sunny day. It is really easy to find your way when the leaves are gone from the trees; you don't have to bushwhack either. The approach doesn't require any scrambling, there is an established trail to the base of the climbs, and a trail for the walk off too.
From: Boise, ID
Jan 20, 2007
Climbed this wall a couple of years ago, the blue route in the beta picture, and enjoyed the relative isolation. BEWARE of rattlesnakes on the walk off! Climb on~
|By Pete Spri|
Jun 21, 2009
The approach is much, much more simple if you hike the trail until you are almost perpendicular to the walls. A very well established path starts on the other side of a log that is laid out to keep people on the main trail into Ferguson. Step over the log, walk down a nice path to the shallow river. Cross on rocks or walk right through with sandals. The trail starts up on the opposite side and isn't more than 2 minutes from the base of Heart Wall. If you are bush-wacking to get to Heart Wall, you are doing it wrong.
Lots of loose rock and pebbles on these climbs. Helmets recommended.