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Storm Mountain Picnic Area has some of the highest concentration of good climbing in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Plus, the added bonus of a picnic area, fishing, and toilets.

Getting There 

Park either in or out of the parking lot approximately 2.85 miles up canyon.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

66 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',17],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Storm Mountain Picnic Area:
Storm Mountain   WI4 PG13     Ice, Alpine, 2 pitches, 300'   Storm Mountain Ice Falls
Layback Crack   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad   Storm Mountain Island
Iraq in the Back Attack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Reservoir Ridge
Crack Face   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   Reservoir Ridge
Bee Pitch, The   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Bumble Bee Wall
The Leisure Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 280'   Storm Mountain Ice Falls
Dam Fine Cracks   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Dam Wall
La Creme De Shorts   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Storm Mountain Island
Fowl Play   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   Bumble Bee Wall
Sin Nombre   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Bumble Bee Wall
Psychostematic   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Psychobabble Wall
Day as Night   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Dam Wall
Psychobabble   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   Psychobabble Wall
Goodro's Wall   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   Storm Mountain Island
Rock Capades   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Psychobabble Wall
Eye of the Enemy   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Psychobabble Wall
Rebel Yell   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Psychobabble Wall
Generation Gap   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Storm Mountain Island
Eye in the Sky   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   Psychobabble Wall
Big in Japan   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Storm Mountain Island
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Storm Mountain WI4 PG13  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Storm Mountain Ice Falls
The most difficult part of this climb is finding it in perfect condition. As soon as the inversion even starts to lift, this climb begins to deteriorate. It will be gone within the week, due to it's southern exposure. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By john gilchrist
From: sLC, utah
Jun 20, 2006
Reservoir Ridge is a great place to take the new climber to teach them everything they need to know. There are some Chains on War Clamor that are 15 feet off the ground where you can teach a new climber how to clean and rap while being able to watch and instruct with out having to yell. Allso some good routes to in storm to take a new sport leader.
By T Merrill
Aug 11, 2009
Just a heads up, my girlfriends car was broken into yesterday parked across from the Storm Mountain entrance. window was broken and stuff stolen. Super lame!
By Leland McCarthy
From: Salt Lake, UT
May 31, 2013
I know this will be redundant information to most everyone, but in the last year or so I've heard of three people making this huge error, one of which I was present for last weekend.

Many of these climbs will require a 70m rope! Please, use caution, and if you find yourself in such a pickle; don't be too proud to leave gear behind to ensure a safe rap off the wall. Also, always knot your belay's end of the rope.

My wishes for a speedy, uncomplicated recovery to the gal last weekend.
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