High in the Uintas, Ruth Lake offers steep routes with the odd roof. Mainly shady, pick this location for the hottest of days.
Park just before or at Mile Marker 35. Hike east along the trail from the lower parking lot. 100 yards after the "Haymakers and Hibernators" sign, take a small trail to the left, to access the cliffs.
53 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',27],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
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Dream Catcher 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a UT
: Uinta Mountains
: ... : Good Medicine Area
This route can be found just right of a chimney (Sacred Hoop) and to the left of the big roof on the crag. The moves off the ground are bouldery, which lead to some easier climbing. After about halfway up, its nothing but small crimps and nice exposure on a dead vertical face!...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
News and Events For Ruth Lake
Awwww such a beautiful view from the top of the cl...
Even the doggies love the lake!
BETA PHOTO: this is the good medicine wall
7 a.m. at ruth lake
Ruth Lake 7.25.07 Looking toward walls
Ruth lake & wall
BETA PHOTO: Pano with walls labeled
|By Ryan Brough|
From: Arvada, Colorado
Jul 22, 2006
Thanks to the Salt Lake Climbers' Alliance and the Access Fund Adopt-A-Crag, there are now large cairns and trail improvements leading to several of the area's climbing walls, and belay ledges along the steep talus slope on the West side of the Good Medicine Wall. Please stay on the designated trails to reduce impact and erosion, especially around the loose talus slopes and vegetated areas.
From: SLC, UT
Aug 19, 2007
most of the cairns are knocked over but still distinguishable. Kudos for the work! Looks great! West side of good medicine is still a mess with dogs and little children making for some dangerous rock falls...
|By Bad Sock Puppet|
Jul 26, 2008
Although I prefer bouldering and sport, I was quite disappointed when I didn't bring my trad gear as no guides seemed to list more than one or two possible trad routes. Contrary to this there are a number of cracks that offer plenty of gear placement. Mostly 1/2" to 2 1/2" wide. Would be a good idea to bring a good supply of runners.
|By J Geisler|
Aug 16, 2012
2012 SLCA Adopt-A-Crag Volunteer Sign-up
Event Date: Rain or Shine, Saturday August 18, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM, please car pool
Place: Ruth Lake Parking Lot, Uintas, UT
The SLCA is partnering with the Access Fund Conservation Crew, American Alpine Club, US Forest Service, Liberty Mountain, Black Diamond, Petzl, The Front Climbing Club and Backcountry.com for the Ruth Lake Adopt-A-Crag. Thank you for volunteering!
Please be prepared for mountain weather conditions, which are unpredictable and subject to rapid change. Please bring lunch and plenty of water. Our projects require the use of tools, which should be accompanied by a certain type of attire for your safety and that of others around you. Listed below are items to wear or bring to ensure your volunteer experience is a positive one.
• Long Pants
• Boots (sturdiest shoes possible, with closed-toe, no sandals!)
• Sunglasses or other eye protection
• Lunch / Water (2 - 3 quarts)
• Leather Gloves
• Rain gear
• Extra layers
Be prepared for arduous work at 10,500 feet and lasting up to 5 hours. All personal items must be carried by each individual in a backpack. If you pack it in, please pack it out. Also, dehydration is a real concern during the summer months. Please bring enough water to last the entire length of service. Please also note that most work on trails takes place at high elevations. Please come prepared with an Epi pen if you are allergic to stings, and please also notify work leaders of any special health or medical considerations when you arrive on site.
Meet us at 9:00 AM at the parking lot at the Ruth Lake parking lot at about mile marker 35 which is 28.8 miles from the Fee Area booth near Kamas. Parking passes will be provided by the US Forest Service.
The Access Fund Conservation Crew will lead volunteers to build natural rock steps up the eroding banks at the base of these walls, making this crag more sustainable and enjoyable.
After the work is done, please enjoy a BBQ provided American Alpine Club, a raffle and climbing. Free camping is available Saturday night, water is not available but there will be bathrooms.
If you have questions, send email to email@example.com.
We appreciate your support!
| || Adopt a Crag |
|By Blake Summers|
From: Park City, Utah
Aug 21, 2012
Huge thanks to SLCA, Acess Fund's Conservation team, and American Alpine Club for all the hard work done around Good Medicine Wall!!! The new stairs will provide safe access to the West side routes of GMW for generations!! The "C"- team put in some serious OT on this one! and thanks to Julia Geisler(ED SLCA) for bringing it home to the Uintas!!
|By darrell hodges|
Aug 26, 2012
The stone staircase on the right side of Good Medicine Wall is VERY nicely done, a big improvement to the area. It looks like a lot of hard work. Thanks SLCA.