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Routes in Bad Bananas

Allegro Energico S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Bad Bananas T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
Banana Roof S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Be All That You Can Be S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Beetlejuice S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Brain Full of Spiders S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Bufugly S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Chiquita S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dancing With Feral Debutantes S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Early Retirement T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
El Crapitan S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Good Plantains T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jodonna S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Moment of Decay S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Mozambique S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Oscar the Grouch S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Rainbird S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Vitamine P S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Western Front S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
When YouÂ’re Feeling Sinister S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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The huge, white, chossy-looking wall on your left as you enter the canyon. There are some absolutely "blow your mind" amazing routes up there if you've got the balls for 'em. The huge roof in the middle has several lines around it. There are some really old chossy routes and some pretty new sport lines up to 4 pitches.

Getting There

Easy to see from the parking lot.

From the parking lot start on the paved path. Take the left fork and cross the streambed (or stream, in the Spring). Pass the round water tank on your left and take a path that angles uphill and right a bit.

Follow the path (avoiding the talus on your left) to the base of the light-colored wall directly above (The Jobsite). Turn left (west) and head directly across the talus to some trees at the base of an overhanging, brown formation. Continue uphill and cross a small gully.

Continue west until you turn a corner and head uphill on some brown, sharp rock (Mineral Fork Tillite). Follow the faint trail west and uphill that appears when you leave the tillite. This trail deposits you at the left side of the Super Bowl roof. Continue west a bit to Bad Bananas.

Alternatively, just look at the
The least-strenuous, least-erosion-causing approach to Super Bowl Wall and Bad Bananas. .

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It's incredible to see just how many quality routes this wall now holds. I remember hearing nothing but terrible things about this wall when I first moved to Utah, and now look at it. Jun 6, 2009
Jarom Feriante and I bolted an 80 foot line that hasn't yet been sent:


"Vitamin P" starts at "Oscar the Grouch" chains; up to the left under a small roof. I estimate it at 11d to 12b. At far as I know, no one has the official FA on since Jarom and I bolted it. It is very exposed and not a lot of large holds.


Climb "Oscar the Grouch" 5.10d. "Vitamin P" starts on the bolts to the left.


Bolts, with a 3 chain anchor. Be careful on the rap down, its a long one. There maybe some loose rock, so consider a helmet. Sep 10, 2009
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.

May 26, 2014
John Ross
Wasatch Front, UT
John Ross   Wasatch Front, UT
Perin's map/directions work great using already established trails. This direct approach looks like a good way to cause erosion and potential access problems IMHO. May 27, 2014

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