Big holds on steep, solid, north-facing limestone. The rock is weathered and textured in places, and water-smoothed down low. The wall is pleasantly cool because of both the north-facing aspect and because of the deciduous trees shading the rock.
A good summer crag because of shade, Low Tide isn't usable during spring when Rock Canyon Creek is running because the routes start in the creek bed.
From the parking lot hike east along the trail until you are about to reach the first bridge that crosses the stream bed (about 20 minutes). Instead of crossing the bridge stay right and walk along the stream bed, passing a gully on the right (that leads to The Wild, The Zoo, Treasure Island, etc.
After the gully Low Tide is the wall on your right with the black area of rock near the bottom.
Start behind a tree, ascending on good edges to the first bolt. Trend a bit left to the second bolt, and then enter a vertical to slightly-overhanging bit with tricky-to-find holds (there are pockets and edges; some easier to use than others).After clipping the third bolt the angle eases a bit, but slopey holds make getting onto the lower-angled rock exciting.Finally, after the lower-angled rock is a short, vertical bit that requires a bit of body positioning trickery to gain the ancho...[more]Browse More Classics in UT
The nice thing about this whole general area is now the volume of good moderate climbs here. No longer can someone say that there just aren't enough moderate climbs in the limestone to make the hike worth it. Start your day at the wild in the shade and when if the sun gets too warm in the afternoon move around to this wall. After that you have the Zoo, The Galaxy Area, and the Hidden Wall all within an easy walk.
I'm not gonna lie, I am rather bitter that you guys beat us to drilling these routes :) In my opinion, the "5.7" is good, the one with the Dr. Seuss name (Syzygy) is better, and Bay of Fundy is the best. The rock reminds me of the rock on the left side of the Hidden Wall--dark and solid with big, horizontal holds. Fun area!