Ricks Creek, Centerville Utah – Northern Utah
Ricks Creek, Climbing area
About 1.20 miles roundtrip
Bring two liters of water. Ricks Creek is just below the climbing area
Spring, summer, fall
Open year round
Shade is minimal
Trail is clear up to the climbing area. There are multiple routes with anchors scattered all over the rock face
Allowed on forest service land
Bring a meal and snacks
Bring 200 ft rope, harnesses, belay and climbing devices, helmet, gloves, good hiking shoes, protective glasses and all other necessary equipment.
Trailhead: 40°56’43.04″N, 111°52’20.83″W
Ricks Creek Climbing Area: 40°56’25.67″N, 111°52’1.34″W
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ROCK CLIMB IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE NECESSARY SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE.
I stumbled upon this climbing area while I was hiking around Ricks Creek Waterfall. My natural tendency is to hike to a certain place and then explore around it to find other interesting and fun areas.
As I was checking out the waterfall I noticed a large rock face several hundred yards above and decided to hike up and get a better view of the canyon.
When I got to the rock I noticed a shiny metallic object and upon further investigation I found it was a climbing anchor. Then I figured there were other anchors and bolts so I went to the top of the rock face and found even more anchors and bolts.
Although I haven’t tried rock climbing in the area yet I will definitely be back to try it out. I figure from the bottom to the top is about 75+ feet.
Head back the same way.
I can’t imagine this being a difficult climbing area but it is probably more of a beginners spot.