BETA PHOTO: West Face of P.A.'s Mother
1 Pissant 5.10b
This rock is just past the green gate, on the north side of the creek, where the canyon narrows. The face has a chimney with an obvious crack to the right. The approach is easy and it offers a few good routes both trad and sport. All routes allow for a single rope rappel or walk off.
About a hundred or so feet past the second, green Rock Canyon
gate look for a couple of logs crossing the stream bed at some concrete structures. If the water is running cross here; if no water (most of the year) go another fifty feet or so and cross the stream bed. You'll see a clearing ahead of you with an obvious trail leading north on the far side of the clearing. Take this trail which then turns right and deposits you at The Appendage
Walk east past The Appendage
and pick up the trail
across the talus just east of the The Appendage
. Follow this trail to the base of P.A.'s Mother
Note that the trail from The Appendage
to P.A.'s Mother
is new as of May 2007; use it rather than the old, nasty slog up the talus directly below P.A.'s Mother
Weather station 1.9 miles from here
17 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Browse More Classics in P.A.'s Mother
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for P.A.'s Mother:
Mama's Boy 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Quality 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Altar Boy 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
PG13 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Pissant 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Tough Guy 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For P.A.'s Mother
Coed Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b UT
: Wasatch Range
: ... : P.A.'s Mother
Coed Crack starts with about 6 or 7 feet of easy, not-quite vertical climbing, then easy, low-angled climbing following a shallow, flaring, offwidth crack until the face goes vertical about 10 feet before the end of the climb. The climbing is essentially all face holds, although I suppose if you really wanted to you could get in an offwidth move or two near the top....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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