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West-facing Wall

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West-facing Wall  

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Location: 40.4475, -111.7003 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Apr 29, 2012
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A wall of varied character, with many pockets, and with slightly less-than vertical rock on the left (uphill), and steeply overhanging rock near the right (downhill) side. The downhill side is buttressed by a striking arete with a lovely-looking .12c that runs along the arete.

A number of lines have been added to this wall since the Ruckman guide was published. In particular, note that the left-most lines are not the 5.10 and 5.10d listed in the guidebook. To orient yourself, look downhill from the left-most lines and find a blue streak with a large oblong pocket just above and to the right of a second bolt. This line is the 5.10 named Serpentine in the guidebook.

Sundance (5.10c) and Afterglow (5.10d), both listed in the guidebook are lines that climb through a section of obvious pockets near the ground and for the first couple of bolts.

Getting There 

Approach per the main page; following the more-used-appearing trail to the right below the short band of cliffs that guard the main, south-facing wall will deposit you at the wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West-facing Wall:
Voltaire   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Sundance   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Crescendo   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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3 Voltaire 5.10b 4 Serpentine 5.10b/c 5 Topaz 5.10...

Voltaire 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : West-facing Wall
Start up on a bit-less-than-vertical rock and good edges to the first bolt. Continue upward on large feet, good-but-occasionally slanting hands. Stemming helps.A bulge at the top awaits with trickier hands and feet; after surmounting the bulge make a move or two to the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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