Park City, UT

I met up with my family in Park City, UT, to do some climbing over the summer. We were there five days, but weren’t able to climb for two of them thanks to a huge cold front. It snowed non-stop on one day, and was extremely cold and rainy the other. We had a good time nonetheless, and plan to do a lot more climbing in the SLC area in the future.

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This was the first day of climbing. We ventured into the Little Cottonwood, but weren’t there long.

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Confidence inspiring.

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Thankfully, Dad packs everything but the kitchen sink. David took advantage and borrowed Dad’s rain pants.

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We only braved the storm through a couple of routes.

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Second day was spent at American Fork. It was quite cool in the shade and the rock was still wet from the last two days. My dad took a nasty spill before we called it quits and tried to find a sunny crag. Following two hours of bush whacking, we gave up all hope and went into town to climb indoors.

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The final day was the best. If anything, it was too hot.

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My brother and I climbed this stout 5.11 in the Big Cottonwood. Dad gave it a solid effort, but the sloper crux came at the beginning. It felt solid v3-v4, suggesting this sucker was quite a bit harder than its given grade.

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On the final day, we went on a nice hike before flying back to Indy. The views were spectacular.

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One response to “Park City, UT”

  1. Kevin Hale says :

    Really sorry I missed the trip. My knee is (hopefully) mending post scoping and meniscus repair. I see Don has finally developed some sleeveless, fashion sense. Miss you guys and climbing terrible! SK

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