If you mention the route "Sasquatch" to the trad climbing community around Salt Lake City, you might here comments like this:
"The best finger crack in Little Cottonwood," or "the most aesthetic 5.9 in Little Cottonwood."
This route is fantastic. I top roped it following my friend, Jesse, last summer when I was first starting to lead on gear and it blew my mind. I thought, after feeling extremely insecure the entire climb, that I would never, ever be able to lead a route ...
I have made it a policy for myself that I cannot write about a climb unless I lead it. So, I am happy to finally get to post about an amazing classic climb in Little Cottonwood called "The Coffin." Anyone that climbs trad in the Salt Lake area knows or has at least heard of this route.
It is rated 5.9 and in Little Cottonwood, the grading is stout. The rock face is the shape of a coffin (hence the name) and ...
Because it has been so rainy in Salt Lake City the last few weeks, Kirk and I were able to sneak away to the City of Rocks on Saturday to take advantage of a day of clear weather. We got on three routes each.
At the city, you have to build anchors at the top of each route and your partner must follow you up. This is great practice for building anchors, but is sort of slow if both partners want to lead. ...