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Ricks Creek Climbing Area – Farmington Utah
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Overview
Location

Ricks Creek, Centerville Utah – Northern Utah

Sights

Ricks Creek, Climbing area

Distance

About 1.20 miles roundtrip

Parking Lot Elevation

4707 ft

Summit Elevation

5218 ft

Elevation Gain/Loss

511 ft

Time Required

1+ hours

Pets

Allowed

Fees

None

Water Info

Bring two liters of water. Ricks Creek is just below the climbing area

Best Season

Spring, summer, fall

Hours

Open year round

Sun Exposure

Shade is minimal

Trail Condition

Trail is clear up to the climbing area. There are multiple routes with anchors scattered all over the rock face

Restrooms

None

Visitor Center

None

Camping

Allowed on forest service land

Food

Bring a meal and snacks

Equipment

Bring 200 ft rope, harnesses, belay and climbing devices, helmet, gloves, good hiking shoes, protective glasses and all other necessary equipment.

GPS Coordinates

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


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Driving Directions


The Trail:

Here is the climbing area

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.

Ricks Creek Climbing

Anchors and bolts were all over

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.

Ricks Creek Climbing


Ricks Creek Climbing

Looking down

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.

Ricks Creek Climbing

Looking up


The Return:

Head back the same way.


Personal Thoughts:

I can’t imagine this being a difficult climbing area but it is probably more of a beginners spot.

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Enjoyment is strictly how much fun we had doing the Trek. Regardless of how tired and exhausted we were, if we had a ton of fun doing the Trek then it will receive a higher rating.

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Jeff Johnson
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