rock climb - ferguson canyon - watchtower area - June 6, 2017

This small canyon is just to the south of Big Cottonwood Canyon and is a great place to beat the summer heat. There are several small crags on north-facing walls under a canopy of large trees with a small stream running by. The Watchtower is the most popular crag in Ferguson and is the first one you come to. Many routes are trad with a few good sport routes. The wall is steep with horizontal seams. Most routes have good anchors for a single-rope descent, and a few have a steep walk-off to the west. Expect about a 15 minute approach. You may want to wear shoes that you do not mind getting wet if the stream is running high. All participants must wear a helmet.

Organizer:Kathleen Waller
Date:Tue Jun 6 2017
Meeting Place:At the intersection of Wasatch Blvd and Fort Union head south on Wasatch Blvd for a quarter mile and turn left (east) into the Prospector Drive neighborhoods. Take an immediate right and head south up the hill. Take the second left onto Timberline drive.
Meeting Time:5:15 pm
Carpool Place:Parking can be limited and crowded at the Timberlineline Dr trailhead. Let's carpool from the overflow lot on the west side of Prospector Dr at 5:00 pm.
Carpool Time:5:00 pm
Web Link:Mountain Project - Ferguson Canyon