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The Wasp

Utah > Wasatch Range > Rock Canyon

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
Rock Canyon mouth - Trilogy Gully 1. Bad Bananas 2. Superbowl Wall 3. The Wasp 4. Trilogy Buttress 5. ? Unknown (3 routes; 1 set of chains) 6. ? Unknown (4 routes; 3 sets of chains) 7. Jobsite Notes: * For 5 & 6, Darren would know, but he's never around when I stop by The Quarry. * There are 2 bolted routes on the left/west side of Trilogy in the pic. They both look like alternate routes to the second pitch. 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.)

Routes from Left to Right

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Rock Canyon mouth - Trilogy Gully<br>
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1. Bad Bananas<br>
2. Superbowl Wall<br>
3. The Wasp<br>
4. Trilogy Buttress<br>
5. ? Unknown (3 routes; 1 set of chains)<br>
6. ? Unknown (4 routes; 3 sets of chains) <br>
7. Jobsite<br>
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Notes:<br>
* For 5 & 6, Darren would know, but he's never around when I stop by The Quarry.<br>
* There are 2 bolted routes on the left/west side of Trilogy in the pic. They both look like alternate routes to the second pitch.
[Hide Photo] Rock Canyon mouth - Trilogy Gully 1. Bad Bananas 2. Superbowl Wall 3. The Wasp 4. Trilogy Buttress 5. ? Unknown (3 routes; 1 set of chains) 6. ? Unknown (4 routes; 3 sets of chains) 7. Jo…
The Wasp<br>
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1. Yellow Jacket  5.11b<br>
2. The Wasp  5.11a<br>
3. Green Hornet  5.11b<br>
4. The Knat  5.9
[Hide Photo] The Wasp 1. Yellow Jacket 5.11b 2. The Wasp 5.11a 3. Green Hornet 5.11b 4. The Knat 5.9
<em>The Wasp</em> after the rockfall (30 May 2010).
[Hide Photo] The Wasp after the rockfall (30 May 2010).
<em>The Wasp</em> before the rockfall (23 Apr 2008).
[Hide Photo] The Wasp before the rockfall (23 Apr 2008).
A simple side-pull on Magic Helmet will take you to the top once you use the jug to the right of the  second bolt.  Trust the flake and pull.
[Hide Photo] A simple side-pull on Magic Helmet will take you to the top once you use the jug to the right of the second bolt. Trust the flake and pull.
The middle, southeast-facing part of <em>[[105846317]]</em>: <em>The Throne</em>.<br>
5 [[106130426]] 5.7<br>
6 [[106126318]] 5.10a<br>
7 [[106141322]] 5.10c
[Hide Photo] The middle, southeast-facing part of The Wasp: The Throne. 5 Straight Flush 5.7 6 Magic Helmet 5.10a 7 Radidudical 5.10c
The lower, tillite, southeast-facing part of The Wasp.<br>
8 [[106135382]] 5.9<br>
9 Glacial Recession 5.10d<br>
10 [[106135387]] 5.10b
[Hide Photo] The lower, tillite, southeast-facing part of The Wasp. 8 Tillite Delight 5.9 9 Glacial Recession 5.10d 10 Glacial Obsession 5.10b