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The Billboard Trail 


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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Aug 21, 2012
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Description 

The Billboard and The Vortex are accessed using this path. The trail is steep, loose, and not an altogether-pleasant experience.

The trail begins more-or-less straight up the slope on the north side of the canyon and quickly begins angling to the east.


Getting There 

Drive up canyon from the Timpanogos Cave National Monument visitors center until you reach the entrance to the Sawmill Picnic Area on the right. A short distance (approximately .2 miles) past the picnic area entrance is a small pullout on the right.

Park here and cross the road. Walk one hundred feet or so up canyon until you spot the wall at the base of a loose dirt/scree field. At the top of the trail, 200 feet below the cliff, please resist the urge to go straight up the dirt gully to the base of the cliff. There is now a subtle trail out right that takes you to the ridge and back towards the base of the cliff with a switchback. Its a much more solid trail and will save you significant headache and energy.


Climbing Season


20 Total Routes


['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',6],['5.12',7],['5.13',5],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Billboard Trail:
Reel Value   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Vortex
Music for Chameleons   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Billboard
Erection or Ejection   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Billboard
American Flyers   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Billboard
Death of a Sailsman   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Billboard
The One   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Billboard
Beeline   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Billboard
Apetizer   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Billboard
This Must Be The Pickle   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch, 60'   The Billboard
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Death of a Sailsman 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Billboard
Right of the block is a vectorial line that crosses an overlap right off the ground, this is Death of a Sailsman. Continuous, slightly spooky climbing leads to the cruxy roof section just below the anchor. Hard to believe that Ruckman gave it only two stars. Continuous, tricky, vectorial climbing on great stone add up to a classic AF "a"....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Brendan N. (grayhghost)
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 21, 2014

At the top of the trail, 200 feet below the cliff, please resist the urge to go straight up the dirt gully to the base of the cliff. There is now a subtle trail that takes you out to the ridge and back towards the base of the cliff with a switchback.