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The wall above and left of the "Remnants of an Ancient Sea" pullout in Big Cottonwood Canyon has a quick and easy approach which leads to multipitch climbing and good exposure. This is also sometimes called Jacob wall. Bring a helmet, because if you get off route, you are likely to run into loose rock.
The wall is located directly above the road approx. 2.4 miles up canyon on the right side (south side) of the road. There will be a pullout there and a sign which reads "Remnants of an Ancient Sea." (Picture here.) Park in this pullout and follow the semi-obvious trail up to the wall. (Five to ten minute approach.)
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Second East Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
Outside Corner 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Weed Killer 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Weed B Gone 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
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Weed B Gone 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a UT : Wasatch Range : ... : JHCOB Wall
This is a fantastic way to the top of the JHCOB wall and a natural extension to Weedkiller. If you love pulling roofs you'll get 16 of them if you do both routes. First: Climb Weedkiller.Second: The first pitch of Weed Be Gone is short(I'm guessing 50-80') and has nice slab boulder problems interspersed with broken, somewhat chossy rock. There is a 3 bolt anchor and two of the bolts are rap bolts. Be sure to stop there and not push on and up to the big roof at the top of the formation. Thir...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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