West-facing Wall Rock Climbing
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.
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 For the American Fork Canyon area.
Weather station 0.9 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in West-facing Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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'
Afterglow 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For West-facing Wall
Sundance 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b UT
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: ... : West-facing Wall
Large, comfortable pockets make the starting section a joy, but this is quickly followed by a somewhat blanker, perplexing section that requires trusting less-than-stellar feet and off-kilter handholds.Continue up through a small bulge/roof. After the last bolt make a mildly unnerving rightward traverse to the chains....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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