My mother grew up in what is now Cottonwood Heights (Butler). Growing up she would take us up here and show us where she spent her time as a kid. I love the many opportunities Big Cottonwood offers.
I rock climb in this canyon probably once a week at least
Mary and I climbed in the Wasatch as part of our two-week road trip through UT and ID. We did Outside Corner (5.7, 4 pitches), on the JHCOB Wall, and Steort's Ridge (5.6, 3 pitches). Both were really fun climbing on excellent rock.
I've spent tons of time here climbing and hiking with friends in this canyon.
I've climbed at dogwood too many times to count. Lots of good routes through the whole canyon!
Check out "little Creatures" it's in a cave east of the main wall at dogwood. A little tricky to find, but worth it!
The ugly stepsister. The Quiet Giant. Learned to climb here (S turns) and try to stop by any time I'm back in town. From Brighton to 7-11 this canyon has got it all!
Rock climb here all the time
This is my favorite canyon to go rock climbing in the Wasatch. There are many quality quatzite crags to choose from. It is crowded in some places but you'll be alone in areas that require longer approaches.
Places that I have climbed at include: Dogwood Crag, Salt Lake Slips, Narcolepsy, Storm Mountain Area, Challenge Buttress, Dead Snag, Glass Ocean, and the S-Curve Area.
Ahh, plenty fine days spent in BCC during my college years. The crags generally look like choss piles, but offer some classics for sure.
Big cottonwood provides some of the best quality sport and trad climbing in the country. I have done many of the offered routes in the past several years and must say that the climbing is world class. Get out there and climb!
Various during WMC seminar when learning to tech climb.
> Italian Arete 5.6
> Thieving Magpie 5.7
> Roll the Bones 5.6
>Outside Corner, North Variation 5.7
>Tigers Den 5.8
>Jigs Up 5.6
>Steort's Ridge 5.6
>North Dihedrals 5.6
>Glass Ocean 5.8
Storm Mountain Island East Face
> Layback Crack 5.5
Dead Snag is one of my favorite climbing areas with its excellent rock and unmatched beauty. You can climb your own route here or start one and end on another. Lots of possibilities, great place to practice leading trad. Great views and exposure to keep things interesting.
Storm Mountain Island - Layback Crack (5.5), Six Pence (5.6), The Flake (5.5), Epic Wall (5.5)
Static Wall - Reservoir Ridge (5.4)
Salt Lake Slips - Italian Arete (5.6)
Other Routes Climbed:
Narcolepsy Wall - Narcosis (5.8), Turn of the Sentry (5.8), Narcolepsy (5.8 R), Suture Fancy (5.9), Dreamscape (5.9+), Involuntary Release (5.10a)
Storm Mountain Island - Six Appeal (5.6)
Static Wall - Transformer (5.8)
Bumble Bee Wall - Fowl Play (5.9+)
Salt Lake Slips - Entre Nous (5.8+), Thieving Magpie (5.7), Roll the Bones (5.6)
Dogwood Crag - A Modest Man from Mandrake (5.9), Take Me to the River (5.7)
JHCOB Wall - Outside Corner (5.7)
Dead Snag - Steort's Ridge (5.6)
Mill B - The Extrusion (5.3)