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Bad Bananas  


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Location: 40.2666, -111.6263 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Christian "crisco" Burrell on Sep 1, 2007
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.7 miles from here

19 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',2],['5.11',6],['5.12',4],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bad Bananas:
Brain Full of Spiders   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 270'   
Dancing With Feral Debutantes   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 315'   
Good Plantains   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 325'   
Be All That You Can Be   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 200'   
Oscar the Grouch   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Beetlejuice   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Bad Bananas   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 370'   
When You’re Feeling Sinister   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Mozambique   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport   
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This was my first 12.a fun climb but hard on the hands and rope

Mozambique 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Bad Bananas
This route is made up of a big jugs and long reaches. There is a nice horn for a shake out near the top. Clip the last bolt and go! Really fun climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Perrin working Bad Bananas. <br />Oops. I meant Bad Bananas working Perrin.
Perrin working Bad Bananas. Oops. I meant Bad Bana...
The <em>Bad Bananas</em> "cave" <br /> <br />3 <a href='/v/bad-bananas/106511199'>Bad Bananas</a> 5.11d <br />4 <a href='/v/beetlejuice/106143623'>Beetlejuice</a> 5.11c <br />5 <a href='/v/bufugly/106693341'>Bufugly</a> 5.12d <br />6 Bungrip 5.13a <br />7 Captain Cupcake 5.12c <br />8 <a href='/v/mozambique/106309653'>Mozambique</a> 5.12a <br />9 <a href='/v/rainbird/106604484'>Rainbird</a> 5.11d <br />10 <a href='/v/when-youre-feeling-sinister/106607208'>When You’re Feeling Sinister</a> 5.11d <br />11 <a href='/v/moment-of-decay/106611485'>Moment of Decay</a> 5.11d <br />
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The least-strenuous, least-erosion-causing approach to <em>Super Bowl Wall</em> and <em>Bad Bananas</em>.
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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.
By shotmaker
Sep 10, 2009
Jarom Feriante and I bolted an 80 foot line that hasn't yet been sent:

Description



"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.

Location



Climb "Oscar the Grouch" 5.10d. "Vitamin P" starts on the bolts to the left.

Protection



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
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.