Salt Lake City
Just east of Salt Lake City has some of the best climbing in the country, with quartzite climbs in Big Cottonwood Canyon, and granite climbs in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, in Little Cottonwood, has a competition-class climbing wall and offers lessons in summer. There are over 20 established locales for bouldering in Little Cottonwood, including five bouldering sites of varying difficulty south of Snowbird Resort. Big Cottonwood has four major bouldering areas. Bell's Canyon is a less known, but fine bouldering area. There is a signed trailhead off Wasatch Boulevard. In Draper, above 2000 East are the Main Bouldering Area and The Water Tower Area, with many challenging scattered boulders.