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South-facing limestone with two bolted routes, featuring edges and pockets.

Getting There 

Get to the base of Bug Barn Dance Wall: Walk up the canyon to the (sometimes-functional) water fountain at the right side of the trail. Look east and a little left of the trail. You'll see the Bug Barn Dance Wall.

After getting to the base of BBDW, traverse west along the top of the talus. Cross a tiny ridge, along the wall some more, then cross another bump. Another few steps and you're at the base.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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Vengeance is Mine 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Upper Bug Barn Dance Wall
The left route on the wall. It's slabby limestone with somewhat questionable rock. A lot of loose rock is on this route. There are a few pockets, but it is mostly positive edges that you'll want to test before committing to.However, still kind of fun and (judging by the loose rock) won't ever be crowded.The crux is between the 5th and 6th bolts. Almost vertical with few holds, and those holds that are there are small edges.Probably not a great top rope route because the route wanders right at an...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Tristan Higbee
From: Cambodia
Jul 16, 2008
Two so-so routes with a kinda crappy approach. They're definitely worth doing once, but I don't think I'll go back there anytime soon.

For the approach, instead of traversing across near the bottom of the cliff the whole way, we went across the talus slope. That sucked pretty bad.
By tenesmus
Jul 16, 2008
In the mid 90's a friend and I went up there to do those routes. As he was leading (something easy) he pulled a 5-gallon bucket sized rock off and fell at the same time. I took 2 steps backward but the rope was pulling me back into the wall into the rockfall. I watched that rock and the other debris land right where I was just standing. Somehow we both managed to safely avoid anything.
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