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The Kitchen

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Chicago Overhang TR 
Chicago's West Side T,TR 
Double Jam T,TR 
Left Corner T,TR 
Mark's Corner T,TR 
Mr Numbers S,TR 
Panic City S 
Right Corner T,TR 

The Kitchen  

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Location: 40.2657, -111.622 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Lee Jensen on Oct 5, 2004
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The most popular crag in the canyon, mainly due to its easy access, right on the main Rock Canyon trail and also due to easy TR setup. Routes vary from 5.4 to 5.10 all within a 20 foot alcove. There is also a good bouldering slab on the left side.

Getting There 

Park in the main lot. Walk up the main trail for about; don't head left across the streambed. Continue until you pass the pump house on the right. Just before you run into the gate crossing the path, stop. Turn to your right (south). You are looking at The Kitchen.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Kitchen:
Chicago Overhang   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Left Corner   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Panic City   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For The Kitchen
Ashley Blanchard on her first climb. Chicago's West Side on Oct 24, 2005. Photo by Perin Blanchard.

Chicago's West Side 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Kitchen
Chicago's West Side is immediately east of The Kitchen, just inside the gate. It is the west-facing wall on the same formation as Chicago Overhang. (It isn't really on what I'd consider the same formation as The Kitchen, but is covered under The Kitchen in the Ruckman guide).The route is fairly easy climbing on large edges; it can be made a little more challenging by going straight up the smooth surfaces, or by staying on the arete.It requires ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Sep 7, 2008
You may not care, but I actually don't like the Kitchen at all. I don't enjoy the climbs and all the ash from fires there gets your rope really dirty. That said, it's the easiest place to get to, and in the shade, which is really nice. But not worth it to me, with all the great places to climb in Rock Canyon, I think it's worth it to hike a little to a better spot, but that's just me.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Cambodia
Sep 7, 2008
No, it's not just you. The Kitchen is the worst climbing area in the canyon, IMO. Crowded, slippery, dirty. Want easy climbs that you can easily toprope? Head for Tinker Toys or The Appendage. Lots of easy routes in one area? Layer Cake. Easy and safe for kids to play around? Head to the Wild. Want to socialize more? Red Slab is the answer. Want some harder stuff right by the trail? Get on George.

Life (and the climbing season) is too short to spend it climbing in the Kitchen.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Mar 13, 2009
I'll bet that years ago this place was actually pretty special. now it's retarded (Hey! I get it!). Spend your energy somewhere else...
By Andrew Seegmiller
From: Orem UT
Jan 2, 2010
not exactly the funnest area in the canyon(probably the worst). The chains get absolutly beat to shit and need to be replaced multiple times each year. if your going here top rope off draws not the chains. this area isn't bad if you are a new trad climber learning about placements though, good place to learn that stuff.
By Little Tortilla Boy
Mar 16, 2012
Out of all the times I have climbed in Rock Canyon I never stopped and climbing at the kitchen. After climber there today I know why. Not that fun of an area. Just a weird layout. Someone also recently lit a fire there so the rock is covered in ash... I you are doing this please stop... but in all honesty I don't care because I won't be climbing there again.