|Iron Curtain Wall
The Iron Curtain Wall has some nice well bolted sport routes on good quartzite and a quick approach, though the interstate noise dims the appeal. Still, this is a good place to go get a quick pump.
Take the 3300 South Exit from I-215, and turn east. Continue through the light at Wasatch Blvd, and then bear left at the first intersection. There is a parking area at the end of the road. From here, walk steeply uphill on a dirt road. Turn left onto a trail towards a distinctive boulder just before a building and cell tower. Head east on a path just before the boulder, and hike down the steep trail to the base of the wall. The Iron Curtain Wall is on the left, and the approach takes about 5-10 minutes from the trailhead.
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Perestroika 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
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|By Nathan Fisher|
Jul 2, 2004
There is an old lowering rope just west of the main gully that can be used to well... lower down the steep hillside.
|By Nathan Fisher|
Jul 3, 2004
A lot of the bolts on this wall have spinning hangers. Just, beware of fixed protection always, but especially here!!
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 12, 2006
All the old rusty spinners at this crag need to be replaced... If someone will teach, I will help.
|By Steve M Miller|
From: Park City, Ut
Jul 30, 2011
- *WARNING** top right anchor on UP IN A FLASH is a big spinner went to set up the top rope today (with my own gear in the chains) mainly just to rap down so I didn't have to do the hike but ended up hiking down. I did not have and trust in that anchor. just letting people know.
|By Paul Wilhelmsen|
From: sandy, ut
May 28, 2014
Just a heads up to anyone that hasn't been here before, all the first bolts at this crag are WAY off the deck.
I went to Iron Curtain wall yesterday, and was really surprised by just how high off the deck all the first bolts are (not to mention that like 50 % are spinners). My partner and I kinda wracked our brains on the reasoning behind this but really couldn't figure it out.
For Example, the climb that most people rap down, to access the crag, is Up in a Flash. The first bolt for this climb is a spinner, somewhere around 15 ft up, and after the crux. Granted the landing area is flat and free of rocks, but thats cold comfort if you pop off clipping the first bolt and your feet are almost 10 ft off the ground.
I really loved the quality of the rock here. It's awesome, textured, pocketed and really fun to climb, but w/o a stick clip, I thought the area kinda sucked.
FWIW, I think of myself as an average climber, I am not especially brave but also not exceptionally cautious either, and I thought that every one of the 5.10a's and below had unnecessarily high first bolts.
I don't wanna turn anyone off to the area itself, It's REALLY fun, kinda like a cross between the slips and Battalion of the Saints, but if your like me and don't find it fun risking your ankles for the first bolt, bring a stick clip!!! The bolting after that seemed great.