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matttt


Aug 16, 2008, 9:11 PM
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Park City Climbing?  (North_America: United_States: Utah: Salt_Lake_-_Utah_Counties)
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Will be working in Park City for a couple weeks and was curious if there is any climbing that is close. Couldn't find much looking around the web, is this the case? Thanks.

matt.


ddriver


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Don't think there's much real close, depending on what one means by close. Closest options would be the Salt Lake areas, Echo Canyon, and Uintas areas. Those are probably 15 minutes to maybe an hour drive. Access to Provo Canyon and then AF are not too bad. There are routes in Parley's Canyon and you can sneak over Guardman's Pass into Big Cottonwood, either of which is 15 minutes or so away. Big Cottonwood would probably offer the most diversity that's close to you. A weekend drive up to the Uintas is well worthwhile.


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ddriver wrote:
Don't think there's much real close, depending on what one means by close. Closest options would be the Salt Lake areas, Echo Canyon, and Uintas areas. Those are probably 15 minutes to maybe an hour drive. Access to Provo Canyon and then AF are not too bad. There are routes in Parley's Canyon and you can sneak over Guardman's Pass into Big Cottonwood, either of which is 15 minutes or so away. Big Cottonwood would probably offer the most diversity that's close to you. A weekend drive up to the Uintas is well worthwhile.
^^iz tru, mostly.

the drive over guardsman, while certainly worthwhile, will be no quicker than driving down the 80 to the 215 to BCC, as all the climbing to be had (well, most all of it anyway) is right near the canyon bottom.

The climbing in Parley's is largely forgettable.

Clippin' bolts is GUd this time of year near Ruth Lake in the Uinta's, VERY worth the drive if you've got all day to climb, not so much for an after work kind of thing though. Pick yourself up a Uinta's guidebook.

LCC is where it's at for climbs ranging from easy to hard trad and slab lines, as well as some .12 and up sport granite clipups.

AF would be about the same distance for you as the Uinta's, but it's Slimestone moderates --> hard as you can dream of even getting on.

Maple Canyon should not be missed if you're only here for a short time, it's probably 1.5 hours from PC, but the cobbles are fun to climb. Again, quite a few moderates all the way up to harder than you can climb OS.


Find yourself a local with the time to show you around a bit, you'll not regret the gas and beer money it's gonna cost you.Wink

If nothing else, try posting up for a partner over on utahclimbers.com.


Edit: clarify a few things that were a little vague.


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maldaly


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I second the Uintas. Cool, beautiful and perfect rock.
mal


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maldaly wrote:
I second the Uintas. Cool, beautiful and perfect rock.
mal
It seems to have made quite the impression on you Mal... glad you got to get some climbing in on your last visit to the area Smile


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