Big Cottonwood Canyon Climber's Log

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BKiser90 - Apr 18, 2017 3:21 am

Grew Up Visiting this Canyon  Sucess!

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.


dstevenson0204 - Oct 11, 2014 11:50 am Date Climbed: May 1, 2011

Rock Climbing  Sucess!

I rock climb in this canyon probably once a week at least

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Jun 27, 2011 4:10 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2011

Multiple Routes  Sucess!

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.


asaking11 - Oct 22, 2009 12:14 am

Awesome canyon  Sucess!

I've spent tons of time here climbing and hiking with friends in this canyon.


regolithe - Sep 26, 2008 1:59 pm

a lifetime of routes  Sucess!

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!


edevart - Sep 7, 2007 1:01 am

Big.  Sucess!

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!


Outdoorpartner - Oct 5, 2006 6:09 am Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2006

My playground  Sucess!

Rock climb here all the time


mountaingazelle - May 3, 2006 7:30 pm

Route Climbed: Many Date Climbed: 1998, many other times  Sucess!

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.

Nate D

Nate D - Oct 3, 2005 10:03 pm

Route Climbed: many Date Climbed: 1991-1996  Sucess!

Ahh, plenty fine days spent in BCC during my college years. The crags generally look like choss piles, but offer some classics for sure.


HighCountry - Jun 18, 2005 7:45 pm

Route Climbed: Most of them Date Climbed: Numerous  Sucess!

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!


Scott - Jun 3, 2005 3:09 pm

Route Climbed: Storm Mountain Island Date Climbed: ~summer 1993  Sucess!

Various during WMC seminar when learning to tech climb.


Bignick - Jun 2, 2005 11:46 pm

Route Climbed: see below Date Climbed: various '00, '01  Sucess!

SL Slips

> Italian Arete 5.6

> Thieving Magpie 5.7

> Roll the Bones 5.6

JHCOB's Wall

>Outside Corner, North Variation 5.7

Dead Snag

>Tigers Den 5.8

>Jigs Up 5.6

>Steort's Ridge 5.6

>North Dihedrals 5.6

Glass Ocean

>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.


PellucidWombat - May 31, 2005 2:44 pm

Route Climbed: See Below Date Climbed: 1999-Present  Sucess!

Routes Led:

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)

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