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The Basement

  • Grade context: US
  • Aka: Pass or Flail Ledge

Approach

Three options exist for accessing the Basement crag.

Option 1: Hike toward Sunday Wall. Once at ramp apex spot the sizable boulder and begin navigating down and around from the north crossing a small slab to gain the lower tier. Note this is before fixed cable traverse.

Option 2: At south end of Ashbury Park scramble down (~6’) to ledge with anchors.

Option 3: N Alcove Schoolroom approach.

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Climbs the steep, lichen covered crack system just left of the Orange crush dihedral.

Fun stemming up a dihedral below the cable traverse. Can be easily toproped.

Follows thin seam on upper varnished face left of Pass or Flail.

Classic route through shallow, flared jams leads to a bulge and insecure upper flared crack.

Rack to #1

FA: Greg Lowe, 1965

Seam through upper varnished face right of Pass or Flail

Delicate moves on face then around arete.

Overhanging start leads to slab above.

Thin powerful face & arrete climbing.

Offers an alternative access for the 4x4 ledge, or egress from the Basement. Several variations exist. Follow corner & exit left to ledge (5.8R); exit corner right, traverse roof, & finish through upper face slinging a boulder near Gagnsta Ledge access for anchor (5.7); climb broken face right of corner to 4X4 ledge & anchor boulder (~5.5)

Standard rack.

Third sport route left of Pass or Flail. Big holds on steep rock to a technical finish. 5 bolts.

FA: Chris Grijalva

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Author(s): Gerald Johnson

Date: 2022

ISBN: 979-8437966679

Ogden's Schoolroom is one of the most developed areas in Utah's Northern Wasatch Front. This mile long continuous cliff band hosts regional test pieces, iconic routes, and a diversity of climbing for all skill levels, abilities, and disciplines. For those new or unacquainted to this area, navigating can be a hurdle for accessing and enjoying objectives. This pocket guide offers a detailed, comprehensive overview of routes and logistics.

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