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Shoreline Crag  

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Location: 40.8015, -111.8733 View Map  Incorrect?
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Overhanging sport climbing on conglomerate high up on the left side about 3/4 mile up the canyon. The crag is a combination of two big crack/cave features. Rock is generally solid with a combination of glue in and mechanical bolts. Routes are primarily 5.11+ and harder.

Getting There 

Hike up the main road from the parking lot at the main entrance of the canyon until you start to reach the picnic area. Across from the first or second site (on the right) there is a trail on the left that leads up the hill. Follow this path until it meets up with a heavily traveled trail. Continue on this trail heading up canyon until you reach a junction at a powerline pole. Take this switchbacking trail up to the fifth switchback and look for a faint trail that heads west. Scramble up this trail until you reach the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Shoreline Crag:
Bat Slab   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Ashore   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Lands End   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Shoreline 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Shoreline Crag
This is a really good quality line and would be quite popular if located at another crag. The business is between the 3rd and 5th bolt. A couple nice deadpoint moves on steep rock. Great rests as you get higher. This one's cleaned up quite nicely, the only loose stuff is if you are not precise about where you put your feet. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Route names in quotes are taken from <a href='http://rockclimbing.com' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >rockclimbing.com</a> and are apparently not the real names. Let me know if you have more accurate information and I'll update the topo accordingly. <br /> <br />Route heights and ending locations are very approximate. <br /> <br />#8 is the steepest route at the crag.
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Looking at the 5th switchback where you head up into the woods.
Looking at the 5th switchback where you head up in...
View of the crag from the right side
View of the crag from the right side
The slab section below "brine shrimp" requiring a handline to access the right side of the crag.
The slab section below "brine shrimp" re...

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By Spencer Weiler
From: SLC, UT
3 days ago
More detailed info on the approach. The "heavily traveled trail" is the bonneville shoreline trail(BST) if you're looking on a map of city creek. After turning left up the main trail at the power pole junction, the 5th switchback is one where the trail turns from heading NE to NW, and there are some wooden boards serving as support for the trail. Head straight up north(not west) into the woods on some pretty loose, steep dirt that may not look like much of a trail. This may seem counterintuitive as there are 2 more switchbacks above you and the majority of the rock you can see is still a ways away, but the crag is some of the lowest rock in the band and can't be seen due to foliage. You should encounter some handlines along the way to aid your ascent up the really loose sections. Its probably 5 minutes from the BST turnoff to the crag depending on how many, "1 up, 2 back" steps you take in the looseness.

The Ruckman guide mentions navigating "a handline" to assist belaying, implying there are really poor hanging belay stances or exposed belay ledges. The majority of the crag has excellent, unexposed flat belay areas, though the belay for "brine shrimp" is definitely a hanging belay off a bolt, and traveling between the left and right sides of the crag requires a short exposed slab scramble, so it may be tricky for dogs or kids.