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Portwoods Wall  


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Submitted By: DCrane on Apr 17, 2007
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Description 

Though being right next to the road, this place feels quieter and more secluded than many places in the Wasatch after an approach hike. This limestone can be very fractured and have less pockets than American Fork, but shares the labor intensity of route preparation and loose rock. Helmets may be recommended and climb cautiously on the less traveled routes.
This has been mostly visited and developed by Tooele climbers.

Getting There 

Drive to the West side of the Oquirrh Mountains to get to Ophir Canyon. About a mile before the old mining town of Ophir, the Lower and upper Portwood Walls are just left of the road.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.5 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['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 Portwoods Wall:
Truckin   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Free Tibet   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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The Great Milenko

The Great Milenko 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  UT : Oquirrh Mountains : ... : Portwoods Wall
Moderate casual climbing leads to an overhang which appears deceptively blank from below. Find the jugs once you're at the roof....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By gearhead
Oct 11, 2010
Homemade hanger
Homemade hanger

There is a new route between the 10D and 11 on the upper wall that is protected by poor homemade gear that is suspect and the rock is choss.
Suggest gear replacement or removal. Unsafe!
By Shaft
From: Salt Lake City
Oct 12, 2010
That hanger looks burly. Is it unsafe because the rock sucks?
By gearhead
Oct 13, 2010
The route could work with exfoliation, but both gear and rock suck right now. Bolts are from a hardware store. Hangers chewed up my draws even without putting any weight on them. Other hangers on route aren't as thick.
Routes to the right and left are fine, typical Ophir.
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
May 3, 2012
What is the aspect recommended season for this wall? Thanks!
By gearhead
Jun 13, 2012
Most of the walls face east and therefore experience late afternoon shade. (after 3 PM) Spring and fall are best, summer evenings work and winter mid-day is passable on sunny days.
By DCrane
From: Taylorsville, Utah
Jul 9, 2012
There are actually several walls in Ophir Canyon now. The wall listed here was the first, now called Portwoods Wall. James Garrett has a fantastic guide for called "Utah's West Desert" published in 2011. However, talking to locals and looking at the routes this guide is already outdated because there has been so much development here recently. Lots of possibilities await!