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With a short approach, long routes, and good rock this is a great area for beginning trad climbers, or a great place to just get out and cruise on a lazy day.
Driving up Big Cottonwood Canyon you will come to the Storm Mountain Picnic Area (about 2.8 miles up canyon). Parking is up to your personal preference, along the road, a pullout a bit further, the picnic area itself. Either way, the formation is across the road from the Storm Mountain Picnic Area (on the south side of the canyon.) Locate the Storm Mountain Trail, follow the trail southward, after 5 minutes of walking (approx.)you will see the Dead Snag crag to the west, drop down to the right, cross the creek and make your way to the base. Total approach time is about 15 minutes tops.
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Steorts' Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
Jig's Up 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 380'
Die Another Day 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
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Steorts' Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Dead Snag
Locate the obvious arete that divides the north and east faces of the cliff. Begin left of the arete.Pitch 1:Face and crack climb up and over the roof (5.6). Continue up easier, broken rock to belay on good ledge atop pillar below slanted roof.Pitch 2:Climb up right and follow wide crack left of arete to small belay stance on the arete.Pitch 3:Face climb up the steep, exposed arete, stay out on the arete as much as possible moving at times from one side to the other when necessary. After clipp...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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