The climbs on the North face of Lone rock will almost always be shaded. Excellent quality limestone, but there is a drawback; this area is very popular among shooters. I've heard stories of climbers being shot at (whether on purpose or not it's hard to say).
While I was out there a few days ago we had hiked up to the routes to scout where to climb. While we were standing at the base of the cliff an SUV parked at the bottom and 4 people began setting up targets directly between us and their car. When I talked to them they said they did see us up there, but this was "one of the only places around to shoot, and not a good place for climing. If you want to climb go u to Big Cottonwood."
Especially on weekends, there will be a number of shooters around the area, so watch out if you want to climb here.
If you would like more info on the routes here, check out James Garrett's book Utah's West Desert. Comes with great topos and another fun story of climbers getting shot at.
Take I80 West from Salt Lake to exit 77 Dugway/Rowley and head South a few mile 'til you see the brown sign that signals the right turn to Lone Rock. Follow dirt roads and/or 4x4 trails to get around to the North or West side of the rock formation.
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Ben roping up for the next lead.
Heading up the .10c
View due North
From: Sandy, UT
May 28, 2013
Just did a session out on the north face of Lone Rock and had a blast. The dirt road that takes you to the crag is a bit rough right now. It passible in any car, but a high clearance vehicle will survive better on it. The climbing on the north face is very impressive. The routes are a bit dusty from dirt being blown onto it, but still very climbable.
|By Jason Shumaker|
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
May 28, 2013
Second on Ben's comments. Very accessible steep limestone crag with good bolted protection. The location is remote and peaceful except for the people shooting big and loud guns.