Rock climbing in the Wasatch Mountains

Rock climbing in the Wasatch Mountains has a deep history thanks to generations of climbers who pioneered routes on the granite and quartzite in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Every canyon that spills down from the Wasatch into our backyards…

Join Black Diamond’s SLCA Fundraiser

Black Diamond Equipment is hosting the 1st annual Salt Lake Climbers Alliance Fundraiser. The event will take place on Thursday, May 20th from 6-10pm in the courtyard at Black Diamond headquarters at 2084 East 3900 South in Salt Lake City.  The…

Rock climbing Castleton Tower’s North Chimney

Castleton Tower is a place that is one of the “must climbs” of the country. It’s a perfect sandstone tower right out of a Roadrunner cartoon that rises up from the desert floor near Moab. Spring is a good time to go and tackle the tower as mild temperatures keep the climb comfortable, especially while ascending the North Chimney route.

Rock climbing Left of Center Route at Mule Hollow Wall

The Mule Hollow Wall in Big Cottonwood Canyon is an excellent place for the beginner and intermediate traditional rock-climber who is looking for some multi-pitch experience. The wall itself is huge, rising 500 feet above the pine trees in Mule Hollow Gulch. High-quality quartzite and near-vertical relief is the name of the game here, but generous holds and cracks make the climbing a breeze while still giving a taste of big-wall flavor.