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This gets more shade than Powder Ridge Wall. As one looks up from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon to the south. Powder Ridge Wall is near the ridge line though being entirely in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The next rock formation to the East is Native American Crag. It is the first granite one encounters after he quartzite.

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To Powder Ridge Wall as per Gregorio Martinez instructions. The other shorter, albeit steeper approach is parking in the residential neighborhood in Big Cottonwood Canyon, crossing private property and ascending the steep trail-less hillside (some deer trails). After arriving about 200 feet under the Powder Ridge Wall, a fairly good trail comes into play. Some trail work has been done that leads Eastward over to the Native American Crag. Once on this trail, about 5-10 minutes further east from Powder Ridge Wall brings the climber to the base of the crag.

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Bolt counts and positions are approximate.  The first part of the route is around the corner (not visible), so the bolts there aren't marked.

Chiricahua Gumption 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Native American Crag
CG is on the right or West Facing part of the Native American Crag. Look for bolts starting at the NW corner. Due to rope drag, this climb is comprised of two short pitches, each with distinctive cruxes. Pitch #1: An awkward start off the ground passing a bolt at a bulge to a short little headwall highstepping up some chickenheads to slab and a two bolt belay ledge. 5.10a.Pitch #2: Climb the corner clipping a bolt out left on the face to a roof traverse that necessitates thoughtful g...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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