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Description 

This area is located on the southern side of Little Cottonwood Canyon across from the Gate Buttress. Thus, it stays shaded in the summer. Unfortunately, as of now, there aren't many routes - or at least recorded ones that I know of. The listed routes in Ruckman's guidebook are also distanced from one another. Perhaps there is much potential for new route development - if so, make sure you post new routes here.

The rock type and quality varies, but where I went it was more akin to the Pentapitch area than the rock across the canyon.


Getting There 

The hike will be slightly different depending on which climb you go to, but the general approach seems the same. Also, it is fairly long (by LCC standards), but not too arduous.

To start park in the Gate Parking area. Walk roughly 50 yards East of the Gate Parking, cross the road and then cross the river via a large steal pipe supported by cables. Once you reach the dirt road, walk along the road/bike path back west until you reach a wooden bridge. But, instead of crossing the bridge, continue walking on a small foot path until you reach the drainage (talus field). Distance from the bridge to the drainage is roughly 200 yards. Along the foot path there are many boulders - I assume this is a bouldering area. Walk directly up the drainage until you reach the base of the wall. The approach from here will depend on what route you intend to do.


5 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Perla's Ridge and Environs:
Perla's Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 11 pitches, 1800'   
Ridge of Bliss   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 8 pitches, 900'   
Stump the Stars   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Stump the Stars 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Perla's Ridge and Environs
Despite it being short with slightly dirty rock, I believe this has got to be one of the most fun crack climbs around. Though, to be sure, I haven't done that many of the local crack climbs harder than 11a. If more people climbed it, the rock would clean up. Originally, I thought this was stout for the grade. But, rethinking it, the rating probably is spot on compared to routes like Coyne Crack and S-Crack's third pitch crack. The difference, which is what makes this route awesome, is that it...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Right before you enter the drainage, you will see this boulder. Good landmark.
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