Bad Bananas Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Bad Bananas Multipitch Overview 1 Western Front 5...
The huge, white, chossy-looking wall on your left as you enter the canyon. There are some absolutely "blow your mind" amazing routes up there if you've got the balls for 'em. The huge roof in the middle has several lines around it. There are some really old chossy routes and some pretty new sport lines up to 4 pitches.
Easy to see from the parking lot.
From the parking lot start on the paved path. Take the left fork and cross the streambed (or stream, in the Spring). Pass the round water tank on your left and take a path that angles uphill and right a bit.
Follow the path (avoiding the talus on your left) to the base of the light-colored wall directly above (The Jobsite
). Turn left (west) and head directly across the talus to some trees at the base of an overhanging, brown formation. Continue uphill and cross a small gully.
Continue west until you turn a corner and head uphill on some brown, sharp rock (Mineral Fork Tillite
). Follow the faint trail west and uphill that appears when you leave the tillite. This trail deposits you at the left side of the Super Bowl
roof. Continue west a bit to Bad Bananas
Alternatively, just look at the picture
Weather station 1.7 miles from here
20 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Bad Bananas
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bad Bananas:
Bad Bananas 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
PG13 Trad, 4 pitches, 370'
Chiquita 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For Bad Bananas
Vitamine P 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a UT
: Wasatch Range
: ... : Bad Bananas
Justin Jeffs and I bolted this route in 2000 with the purpose of helping open the Bad Bananas wall for further development. The crux is turning a corner about two thirds of the way up. Some of the climb offers a unique sense of exposure while traversing a face that lies immediately above a roof. A fall on this portion of the climb could result in safe, but exciting swing into thin air....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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Perrin working Bad Bananas. Oops. I meant Bad Bana...
BETA PHOTO: The least-strenuous, least-erosion-causing approac...
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Jun 6, 2009
It's incredible to see just how many quality routes this wall now holds. I remember hearing nothing but terrible things about this wall when I first moved to Utah, and now look at it.
Sep 10, 2009
Jarom Feriante and I bolted an 80 foot line that hasn't yet been sent:
"Vitamin P" starts at "Oscar the Grouch" chains; up to the left under a small roof. I estimate it at 11d to 12b. At far as I know, no one has the official FA on since Jarom and I bolted it. It is very exposed and not a lot of large holds.
Climb "Oscar the Grouch" 5.10d. "Vitamin P" starts on the bolts to the left.
Bolts, with a 3 chain anchor. Be careful on the rap down, its a long one. There maybe some loose rock, so consider a helmet.
By Johnathan Nuss
May 26, 2014
The directions listed to get here are difficult in our opinion. Me and a friend decided that it was easier to to approach this area directly on the slope. I have a picture I made on google earth that hopefully demonstrates what I mean. The mountain looks much steeper than it really is, in this photo. However, we took this route down, and would use it to go up in the future. We descended in the dark and found this trail to be fairly easy. You want to find a gravel path that goes up. It will be the least steep and easiest way to go in our opinion. Let me know if this picture helps at all.
To Bad Bananas, Training Camp, and Super Bowl
By John Ross
From: Wasatch Front, UT
May 27, 2014
Perin's map/directions work great using already established trails. This direct approach looks like a good way to cause erosion and potential access problems IMHO.