BETA PHOTO: Rock Canyon mouth - Trilogy Gully 1. Bad Bananas ...
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
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
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Wasp
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Radidudical 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
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Glacial Obsession 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b UT
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: ... : The Wasp
Fun, balancy climbing on glacially-deposited Mineral Fork Tillite. Start just to the left of a left-facing corner and head up and slightly left. Use a couple of pockets and good edges, along with an undercling or two. Some fun movement getting past the second and third bolts that requires committing yourself a bit farther left and away from some comforting holds than your mind would like....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
BETA PHOTO: The Wasp 1. Yellow Jacket 5.11b 2. The Wasp 5.1...
BETA PHOTO: The middle, southeast-facing part of The Wasp: The...
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BETA PHOTO: The Wasp after the rockfall (30 May 2010).
BETA PHOTO: A simple side-pull on Magic Helmet will take you t...
BETA PHOTO: The Wasp before the rockfall (23 Apr 2008).
By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
May 29, 2010
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.