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Layer Cake Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.2667, -111.6245 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Christian Knight on Feb 4, 2009
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The Layer Cake is the large lower angle wall in the gully to the left of the The Jobsite. The wall's southwest aspect makes it great to climb on during the colder months but can bake your brains out in the summer. The climbing is on mostly good rock with occasional bits of crumbly stuff here and there. There is a good mix of single- and multi-pitch routes that are easy to moderate; a good place for warmups or an easy outing.

Getting There 

Hike up the canyon from the parking lot, take the left fork in the road, continue up to the end of the pavement by the large cement water tank. From here, follow the trail up through some switchbacks that lead you to the right edge of the gully: this is The Jobsite. Walk past The Jobsite into the gully and then up the gully to a small trail on the right side in the trees.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Layer Cake

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Layer Cake:
Ledgarithm   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   
Intimidator   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 70'   
Cosmic Space Dust Lazers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 9 pitches, 1000'   
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Featured Route For Layer Cake
Rock Climbing Photo: Cleaning the top of the 2nd pitch of Cosmic Space ...

Cosmic Space Dust Lazers 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Layer Cake
Pitch 1 (5.5): Climb straight up a low angle slab with positive edges until you reach a large ledge with ring anchors.Pitch 2 (5.7): Climb up and to the right traversing flakes and edges until you get to a small "gap" in the exposed arete that you are on. Reach across and pull up using big holds and enjoy the temporary exposure before reaching a small ledge with 2 bolts for an anchor.Pitch 3 (5.8): Climb up towards a steep but subtle prow using big holds and interesting body positioning until yo...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Rock Climbing Photo: Layer Cake, upper tier 5 Ledgarithm 5.9+ 6 Intimid...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Layer Cake approach
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By Tim Moore
May 17, 2014
I hate to bash rock canyon at all because I love this place but the rock on all these routes is not great. It's very ledgy and the rope drag can be horrendous. The only positive I can think of is that it is a great place to tAke new people or people just learning to lead as the routes are pretty straight forward. The Multi pitch routes are kinda confusing at times as there are bolts and stuff everywhere so it's easy to get crossed up.

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