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Climbs 500
Rocktype Quartzite
Altitude 1572m a.s.l
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Of the two Cottonwood canyons, Big Cottonwood Canyon is the lesser-known, despite its amazing climbing. There are hundreds of routes on dozens of crags scattered throughout the length and on either side of the canyon. 

Climbing is primarily on quartzite, which tends to be slippery and hard; however, the quartzite also offers numerous holds jutting out at all angles. Because protection may be more difficult in quartzite than in the granite of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Big Cottonwood Canyon has more sport routes than Little Cottonwood Canyon, but the majority of Big Cottonwood Canyon routes are trad climbs. 

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