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Glacial Obsession S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Glacial Recession S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Green Hornet S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Magic Helmet S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Radidudical S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Straight Flush T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Super Knat S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tillite Delight S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wasp, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Yellow Jacket S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Elevation: 5,484 ft
GPS: 40.267, -111.625 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Granger on Jul 31, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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 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.)

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