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The Waterfront Rock Climbing 

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Location: 41.7439, -111.7801 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Connor England on Aug 25, 2012
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BETA PHOTO: My original 1999 topo of the routes.


Previously known as the "5.8 Wall", the Waterfront is a west-facing wall up above the water tank at the beginning of Logan Canyon. Easy wall for beginners. Is west facing so you get some decent sun in the afternoon; however, there is a good ledge to belay behind to get some shade in the evening for all three climbs. :)

Getting There 

Cruise up Logan Canyon about 0.6 miles from the first dam bridge. Park on the right side of the road at the Nature Center pull off. Cross the road/ bridge to the dirt road that goes up toward the water tank. (At the beginning is a descent overhang bouldering) Follow the dirt road for about 10-15 min until you get to a small hidden sketchy trail (marked by piled rocks) on the right that goes up a semi steep hill into the trees; follow this trail across the hillside up to the only decent cliff on that hillside. (approx. 5 min). Or you can follow the dirt road up to about 150 ft. before the water tower and traverse up the loose rocks to the cliff that is partially visible. :)

Climbing Season

For the Logan area.

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Waterfront

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Waterfront:
Brier Rabbit   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 25'   
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Featured Route For The Waterfront
Rock Climbing Photo: Near the top of climb

Petrified 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Waterfront
Easy climb, fun for beginners. Gets a little tricky near the top before the shelf....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of The Waterfront Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: View from wall
View from wall
Rock Climbing Photo: The 5.8 Wall
The 5.8 Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Left to Right: 1. Brier Rabbit 5.9 2. Petrified 5....
BETA PHOTO: Left to Right: 1. Brier Rabbit 5.9 2. Petrified 5....
Rock Climbing Photo: Trail map for the Waterfront
Trail map for the Waterfront

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By Evan Schaible
Oct 5, 2012
Just curious as to the origin of the route names, as Casey Heyer (author of the Logan guidebook) listed these as unnamed.

I made the kairns on the trail, which is the easier, albeit longer, approach. Hiking the cliff/chauce pile under the wall is probably harder than any of the routes at the crag.
By Adam Wilkerson
Feb 16, 2015
Does anyone know of any recent access issues for this area? We went up to check it out yesterday for the first time. The maps and info available were spot on. There is a large gate blocking the trail that cuts back up from the main trail with a sign saying no trespassing no public access and several no trespassing signs throughout. There were several people out and about on the trails though. Fun little area though.
By Eric Newell
Feb 21, 2015
This wall is officially called The Waterfront--named for its location on the shores of the ancient Lake Bonneville. The routes were established by Eric Newell, Whitney Leary, and Marcus Kranz in August 1999. My wife was pregnant and due to deliver our twins any day--so I had to stay within cell phone range while I set anchors . I found this wall while looking for a good place to take youth groups climbing. I wanted to be able to run several ropes on moderate routes that were close together and could also be good first leads--that was the purpose of establishing these routes. The flat space at the base is limited however, so its not ideal for groups larger than about 6-8 people

There are three routes total, two lead climbs and a top rope route. All have chain anchors at the top.
The route on the left is Brier Rabbit, 5.9 and has four bolts.
The route in the middle is Petrified, 5.8 and has four bolts.
The route on the right is called Fossilized, 5.7 and is a top rope climb.

Rock Climbing Photo: My original topo for The Waterfront
My original topo for The Waterfront

Rock Climbing Photo: Trail map for the Waterfront
Trail map for the Waterfront

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