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',1],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',27],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]
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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 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.
From: Salt Lake City
Aug 10, 2014
The approach beta is slightly off. Hike west, not east from the parking lot. It's the same major trail as the Ruth lake hiking trail. There is a wooden sign that says "climbing" where you leave the main trail.
Also, the routes are bolted but almost all of them would go on gear. Bring a rack of nuts, tricams, and small camalots if you're into mixing things up a bit.