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The Wasp Rock Climbing 


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Location: 40.2665, -111.625 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Granger on Aug 1, 2006
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23°
Sunday

39° | 27°
Washington's Birthday

40° | 26°
Tuesday

42° | 30°
Wednesday

47° | 36°
Thursday

45° | 25°
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BETA PHOTO: Rock Canyon mouth - Trilogy Gully 1. Bad Bananas ...

Description 

Interesting spire of quartzite on the north side of the mouth of Rock Canyon. It's in the same gully you use to get to Trilogy Buttress. Not very busy, so the rock's not polished. The slope along the base of the wall is about a 45 degree angle, so be careful not to knock too much rock down on your friends as you scramble up.

Also, FYI, if you continue up the slope past The Wasp, and stay to the right, there's a cool little crevice to play in. You can stem up into a hole in a ceiling which will put you back into the main gully. If it wasn't such a loose climb to get to it, it would be a really cool bouldering problem to play in. You can see the spot in the picture of Trilogy Gully below; it's the really dark spot straight above the spot marked as The Wasp.

Getting There 

On the north side of the canyon mouth, use the trail immediately east of the water tank. Pass the first fork (where, if you went left, you'd go to Super Bowl Wall) continuing straight up the gully.

When you get near the base of The Wasp, there will be a steep scree to your left that you can follow around to the west side. (It's easier to go this way than along the dark rock that separates Super Bowl from The Wasp.)

Climbing Season

For the Rock Canyon area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Wasp

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Wasp:
Tillite Delight   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   
Magic Helmet   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Radidudical   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For The Wasp
Rock Climbing Photo: A picture of the crack of the route, eventually it...

Straight Flush 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Wasp
Fun little crack, if a bit loose in places. The crux is probably turning the roof near the top. But there are good holds everywhere, so it's not too bad. After turning the roof, clip the last bolt on Magic Helmet (the bolted 5.10 to the right) and finish on Magic Helmet's anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of The Wasp Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Wasp  1. Yellow Jacket  5.11b 2. The Wasp  5.1...
BETA PHOTO: The Wasp 1. Yellow Jacket 5.11b 2. The Wasp 5.1...
Rock Climbing Photo: The middle, southeast-facing part of The Wasp: The...
BETA PHOTO: The middle, southeast-facing part of The Wasp: The...
Rock Climbing Photo: The lower, tillite, southeast-facing part of The W...
BETA PHOTO: The lower, tillite, southeast-facing part of The W...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Wasp after the rockfall (30 May 2010).
BETA PHOTO: The Wasp after the rockfall (30 May 2010).
Rock Climbing Photo: A simple side-pull on Magic Helmet will take you t...
BETA PHOTO: A simple side-pull on Magic Helmet will take you t...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Wasp before the rockfall (23 Apr 2008).
BETA PHOTO: The Wasp before the rockfall (23 Apr 2008).

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By Perin Blanchard
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From: Orem, UT
May 29, 2010
CONDITION REPORT 
There was recently a large rockfall above the tillite routes (the corner to the left of Magic Helmet came down). It left large rocks and boulders strewn on top of the tillite outcropping (as well as below).

It might be a bit dangerous below the outcropping for a while.

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