Classic Wasatch Climbs - Utah Rock Climbing

Hire a Guide for a Climb

Custom or private guiding means you have a guide dedicated to you or your group rather than being in a class or clinic that is open to other guests.

UMA's outstanding guides and instructors are available daily to lead climbs and help guests progress in any and all aspects of climbing.

Wasatch Classic Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

The Salt Lake City area is home to renowned climbs on granite, quartzite and limestone formations. Our guides can guide you on some of the best classic climbs the Wasatch offers.

While we safely get you or your group up pitch after pitch on a classic route, we can also cover topics such as route finding, belay station management, strategies for belaying the second, preventing factor 2 falls, on-route communication, stacking ropes at hanging belays and descending after the climb.

While not all multi-pitch climbs require speed, a focus will be put on efficiency: becoming more efficient at climbing, single leader or swapping leads, quick belay transitions, placing and removing protection efficiently, etc...

Some of our favorite Wasatch Classic Multi-Pitch routes include (details and prices depend on difficulty and length of routes):

Intermediate Climbs:

  • East Dihedrals/Jig's Up/ Steort's Ridge: 5.6, 4 pitches
  • Schoolroom: 5.6 to 5.8, 4 pitches
  • Beckey's Wall: 5.7, 3 pitches
  • Crescent Crack: 5.7, 3 pitches
  • Outside Corner: 5.7, 4 pitches
  • Pentapitch: 5.8, 4 pitches
  • High Dive/Lord of Long Arms: 5.9+, 3 pitches
  • The Green Adjective: 5.9, 3 pitches

Difficulty: Climbers should already know the fundamentals of multi-pitch climbing, belaying and rappelling.

Duration: 4-8 hours

Max Ratio: 2:1

Meeting Time: Generally 8am

Meeting Location: Big or Little Cottonwood Park and Ride Lot

What We Provide: 

  • Broadly experienced, highly-trained, professional climbing guides
  • Helmet, harness (if needed)

What You Need: 

How to Register: 

1 person $395 / person
2 people $275 / person

6.85% tax will be added to all prices; gratuity is not included

Advanced and/or Long Climbs:

  • Tingey's Terror/Torture: 5.8, 8 pitches
  • The Thumb: 5.7 to 5.10, 9 pitches
  • Center Thumb: 5.9, 5 pitches
  • Sundial, Eleventh Hour: 5.8, 5 pitches (long approach)
  • The Black Streak: 5.10b, 6 pitches, 700 feet
  • The Thumb to S-Direct: 5.9+R, 10 pitches, 1100 feet
  • Stiffler's Mom: 5.11a, 7 pitches
  • Arm and Hammer: 5.11c, or 5.10 A1, 6 pitches, 600 feet

Difficulty: For experienced multi-pitch climbers

Duration: 8-10 hours

Max Ratio: 3:1

Meeting Time: Generally 8 am

Meeting Location: Big or Little Cottonwood Park and Ride Lot

What We Provide: 

  • Broadly experienced, highly-trained, professional climbing guides
  • Helmet, harness (if needed)

What You Need: 

How to Register: 

1 person $445 / person
2 people $325 / person

6.85% tax will be added to all prices; gratuity is not included

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"Tingey's Terror"

Photography by Tyson Bradley


Utah Mountain Adventures

P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

Fax: (801) 486 8505

Email: uma@utahmountainadventures.com

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Rock Climbing - Guiding & Instruction - Utah Mountain Adventures

Join Utah Mountain Adventures for guiding or instruction in Utah's Wasatch range, a world class climbing area with outstanding vertical landscapes of granite, quartzite, limestone and alpine peaks. Learn techniques and routes in Little Cottonwood, Big Cottonwood, Mt. Olympus , Bell's Canyon, etc. Our guides know the routes intimately and can help you excel while making your climb as memorable as the scenery.

Or build skills in a course, such as the Rock Climbing Clinic or Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Course, Teton Prep, Canyoneering Course, or Learn to Lead. Safety and client satisfaction are paramount at Utah Mountain Adventures. We limit the size of our groups to ensure individual attention from our highly experienced guides.

UMA also specializes in corporate team-building and just-for-fun, group climbing activities. Participants learn trust by belaying and lowering one another under guides' supervision. Climbers overcome fear and push each other while scaling vertical walls and rappelling down. Venues in the Cottonwood Canyons are easily reached, can accommodate large groups, and offer climbing challenges from friendly to 5.13.

View our complete schedule of Salt Lake Rock Climbing Courses.