Visionary Wall Rock Climbing
The Visionary Wall from the stream. The rope is o...
A great crag for hot afternoons, Visionary Wall is in a steep, east-facing gully with the routes on the north-facing wall of the gully. This, combined with many trees allows for shade most of the day. Add a nearby stream that runs for most of the spring and summer, and this crag is a pleasant location.
The routes are mostly steep, fairly tricky affairs with none of the standard American Fork pockets and lots of devious edges.
Walk up Tank Canyon and follow the trail on the east (right) of the streambed. The trail will cross the streambed heading north and then immediately turn east (right). Continue following the trail through a grove of evergreens and then step over some tree roots and a short steep section to walk to the left of the stream.
The trail (and stream) turns north again (left); follow the trail past two gullies on the left. Just before the third gully a bolted route will appear on a limestone outcropping that almost reaches to the streambed. This is the first route. Look up the gully and you'll see constructed belay landings.
About a 12-minute walk.
Climbing Season For the Tank Canyon area.
Weather station 1.5 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Visionary Wall:
Tank Trap 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
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Gemini 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a UT
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: ... : Visionary Wall
A devious line with thin holds, balancy moves, and a strenuous, iron cross-like move. Start up on the smooth face below the small roof, working the small crimps, sidepulls and footholds. The second clip is balancy and a bit thought-provoking. Find a way to get past the roof, rest a bit, and then wonder where the holds went.A bit of desperate arete-pinching later, come to a couple of (relatively) larger holds and figure out the next bulge problem. Finally, clip the last bolt and head for the anch...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Aug 29, 2009
Fantastic Wall! Good shade...enjoy it now before the word gets out. The landings were really appreciated (thanks to whomever did all the work). But a better trail up the gully would be a good idea.
By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 27, 2015
The approach directions for this crag can be made very simple. Follow the stream bed, using whatever trail system that you find. This is the first climbable chunk of rock that you will find on the left side of the stream. It begins immediately out of the stream bed and continues up the hill. The rock is of very good quality and tends to be vertical to less than vertical in most places. If visiting in the summer, it may be best to arrive in the afternoon to avoid having the climber and belayer looking up into the sun.
Aug 4, 2015
Maybe this description makes sense when the stream is running, but when it's dry, I looked for about 1 1/2 hours before I found this area. This is my description of the approach ASSUMING THE STREAM IS DRY:
Follow the stream until you reach a big cliff that reaches almost into the streambed. This wall has one bolted route on it. This is Bug Bananas from the miscellaneous routes.
(If you stay on the right side of the stream, you are going to walk past Two O'Clock Rock and the miscellaneous route Warthog before you get to the Visionary / Old School area)
Keep following the stream bed past Bug Bananas. On your left in (I believe) the next gully/canyon, you will see obvious belay ledges on the left side of the gully. The left wall/side of the gully is Visionary Wall. The right wall/side of the gully is Old School.