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Wax On, Wax Off S 
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Training Camp  


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Description 

The Training Camp comprises the various buttresses and outcroppings on the north side at the mouth of the canyon. It lies above the mostly grass-covered steep slope that runs down to the creek bed. The rock described by this area lies to the west of the very large, tall buttress that contains Bad Bananas and Super Bowl Wall.

The rock consists of a layer of crumbly, shattered, white quartzite topped with outcroppings of harder, better-quality reddish and yellowish quartzite. The lower, shattered layer is sort of a necessary evil; slog through it to get to the better rock above.

As of early 2008 route development is active and ongoing.

Getting There 

The easiest approach is as for Super Bowl Wall and Bad Bananas. Continue west along the base of the rock following the sheep trails.

It is possible to approach more directly, but it is a miserable slog and leads to more erosion.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.7 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',3],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Training Camp:
Covey Leader to Raven   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 140'   
Rookie of the Year/An All Star   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 140'   
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Featured Route For Training Camp
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There is No Try 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Training Camp
Left side of the south face of the "Penguin." Climb Third String and then move left to the bolts (or walk in from the west; which is pretty easy). The first few bolts move through less than perfect, yet pretty clean rock. Then through, a more technical than you think, slab section. A great rest below a bulge, leads to a fantastic headwall! Perfect crimps and a few jugs on this will leave you loving life....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Slackline party at the <em>Training Camp</em>, April 13, 2008.
Slackline party at the Training Camp, Apr...
The <em>Training Camp</em> two-pitch routes. <br />2 <a href='/v/the-third-stringunnamed/106127290'>The Third String/Unnamed</a> 5.10c <br />3 <a href='/v/covey-leader-to-raven/106131748'>Covey Leader to Raven</a> 5.9 <br />4 <a href='/v/rookie-of-the-yearan-all-star/106131738'>Rookie of the Year/An All Star</a> 5.10a <br />5 <a href='/v/what-is-your-major-malfunction-numbnuts/106317226'>What Is Your Major Malfunction, Numbnuts?</a> 5.3
BETA PHOTO: The Training Camp two-pitch routes.
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The <em>Training Camp</em> <br />1 <a href='/v/wax-on-wax-off/106317222'>Wax On, Wax Off</a> 5.7 <br />2 <a href='/v/the-third-stringunnamed/106127290'>The Third String/Unnamed</a> 5.10c <br />3 <a href='/v/covey-leader-to-raven/106131748'>Covey Leader to Raven</a> 5.9 <br />4 <a href='/v/rookie-of-the-yearan-all-star/106131738'>Rookie of the Year/An All Star</a> 5.10a <br />5 <a href='/v/what-is-your-major-malfunction-numbnuts/106317226'>What Is Your Major Malfunction, Numbnuts?</a> 5.3 <br />6 <a href='/v/semper-fi/106131494'>Semper Fi</a> 5.6 <br />7 <a href='/v/the-first-cut/106127410'>The First Cut</a> 5.7 <br />8 <a href='/v/drill-team/106139913'>Drill Team</a> 5.7+
BETA PHOTO: The Training Camp
1 Wax On, Wax Off 5.7
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<em>Training Camp</em>, right alcove <br />6 <a href='/v/semper-fi/106131494'>Semper Fi</a> 5.6 <br />7 <a href='/v/the-first-cut/106127410'>The First Cut</a> 5.7 <br />8 <a href='/v/drill-team/106139913'>Drill Team</a> 5.7+
BETA PHOTO: Training Camp, right alcove
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Slacklining at the <em>Training Camp</em>, April 13, 2008.
Slacklining at the Training Camp, April 1...
Enjoying a lazy April afternoon at the <em>Training Camp</em>. <br /> <br />Christian Knight, Adam Wilson, Bret Crapo, Dave Bollschweiler, and (I think) Julie Knight.
Enjoying a lazy April afternoon at the Trainin...
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BETA PHOTO: To Training Camp.

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By Tristan Higbee
From: Cambodia
Apr 27, 2008
On April 25 I bolted a line on the largest tower left of the tower that Covey Leader to Raven is on. Its most prominent aspect is east-facing and there is a large roof near the top. I bolted it knowing that the rock wasn't that great but felt like the good rock of the roof would make up for it. Well, I was wrong. The rock on the lower part is absolutely terrible. Probably the worst bolted rock in the canyon. Even with substantial cleaning, almost every hold crumbled, flexed, or broke. The roof at the top IS fun (and mid 5.10ish) but the hell you have to go through on the lower part does not make it worth it. The rock is bad enough to the point where it stops becoming comical or mildly irritating and starts to be scary, and you're afraid to make moves. I will soon remove my hangers and chains, leaving the bolts in the rock (you can access the anchors by walking around to the top. If someone wants to spend hours and hours cleaning the route (though I don't know if that would make such a huge difference...), feel free to add hangers back and claim the route as your own. I want nothing more to do with it... And for what it's worth, there's room to the right of this route for another line...
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