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Tipping the Vessel of Knowledge S 
Wine of Purity S 

The Getaway Wall  

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The Getaway Wall provides lakeside climbing in a beautiful setting. The sport routes range from 5.9 to 5.11+.

Getting There 

The crag is on the southwest side of the lake. As soon as you reach Notch Lake, hike along the south shore until you see the crag in front of you.

Climbing Season

For the Uinta Mountains area.

Weather station 18.6 miles from here

9 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Getaway Wall:
Sport Rappelling is Neither   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 55'   
Neophyte   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   
Size Matters Not   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Bearer of Light   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Wine of Purity   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   
Tipping the Vessel of Knowledge   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Featured Route For The Getaway Wall
Pulling the roof

Wine of Purity 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  UT : Uinta Mountains : ... : The Getaway Wall
Find the holds that will get you over the roof, then figure out how you are going to get to the next bolt, which is five or six feet left of you and up. After that it's long reaches and high stepping to jugs and an "oh crap" move to finish. Really great route!...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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The Getaway Wall @ Notch Lake in the late fall.
The Getaway Wall @ Notch Lake in the late fall.
Sport Rappelling is Neither
Sport Rappelling is Neither
Holly toproping Wine of Purity - 5.11a
Holly toproping Wine of Purity - 5.11a
1. Sport Rappelling is Neither - 5.9 2. Neophyte -...
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By Greg Z
From: Sandy, UT
Aug 20, 2012
This is an absolutely beautiful area for a couple of days of climbing, fishing and camping. The walk in is ~ 2.5 miles with about a 500 ft elevation drop according to the sign at the trail head. It did not seem that far or that much elevation change to me. Most of the bolted routes could be trad gear protected, but this would definitely up the seriousness of the area. The bolts placed on routes under 5.11a are fairly minimal in my opionion and could use some gear in between in places if you are not solid at the grade. The area really shines for someone ready to redpoint Tipping the Vessel of Knowledge (5.11d).

My youngest son caught 11 fish in 2 days without really trying. They were mostly Brook trout with one "Gigantic Cutthroat" that got away.
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