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Training Camp

Utah > Wasatch Range > Rock Canyon

Description

The Training Camp comprises the various buttresses and outcroppings on the north side at the mouth of the canyon. It lies above the mostly grass-covered steep slope that runs down to the creek bed. The rock described by this area lies to the west of the very large, tall buttress that contains Bad Bananas and Super Bowl Wall.

The rock consists of a layer of crumbly, shattered, white quartzite topped with outcroppings of harder, better-quality reddish and yellowish quartzite. The lower, shattered layer is sort of a necessary evil; slog through it to get to the better rock above.

As of early 2008 route development is active and ongoing.

Getting There

The easiest approach is as for Super Bowl Wall and Bad Bananas. Continue west along the base of the rock following the sheep trails.

It is possible to approach more directly, but it is a miserable slog and leads to more erosion.

Routes from Left to Right

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To Training Camp.
[Hide Photo] To Training Camp.
Slacklining at the <em>Training Camp</em>, April 13, 2008.
[Hide Photo] Slacklining at the Training Camp, April 13, 2008.
An interesting perspective on Rock Canyon from Trenchfoot, The Training Camp.
[Hide Photo] An interesting perspective on Rock Canyon from Trenchfoot, The Training Camp.
Slackline party at the <em>Training Camp</em>, April 13, 2008.
[Hide Photo] Slackline party at the Training Camp, April 13, 2008.
Enjoying a lazy April afternoon at the <em>Training Camp</em>.<br>
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Christian Knight, Adam Wilson, Bret Crapo, Dave Bollschweiler, and (I think) Julie Knight.
[Hide Photo] Enjoying a lazy April afternoon at the Training Camp. Christian Knight, Adam Wilson, Bret Crapo, Dave Bollschweiler, and (I think) Julie Knight.
<em>Training Camp</em>, right alcove<br>
6 [[106131494]] 5.6<br>
7 [[106127410]] 5.7<br>
8 [[106139913]] 5.7+
[Hide Photo] Training Camp, right alcove 6 Semper Fi 5.6 7 The First Cut 5.7 8 Drill Team 5.7+
The <em>Training Camp</em> two-pitch routes.<br>
2 [[106127290]] 5.10c<br>
3 [[106131748]] 5.9<br>
4 [[106131738]] 5.10a<br>
5 [[106317226]] 5.3
[Hide Photo] The Training Camp two-pitch routes. 2 The Third String/Unnamed 5.10c 3 Covey Leader to Raven 5.9 4 Rookie of the Year/An All Star 5.10a 5 What Is Your Major Malfunction, Numbnuts? 5.3
The <em>Training Camp</em><br>
1 [[106317222]] 5.7<br>
2 [[106127290]] 5.10c<br>
3 [[106131748]] 5.9<br>
4 [[106131738]] 5.10a<br>
5 [[106317226]] 5.3<br>
6 [[106131494]] 5.6<br>
7 [[106127410]] 5.7<br>
8 [[106139913]] 5.7+
[Hide Photo] The Training Camp 1 Wax On, Wax Off 5.7 2 The Third String/Unnamed 5.10c 3 Covey Leader to Raven 5.9 4 Rookie of the Year/An All Star 5.10a 5 What Is Your Major Malfunction, Numbnuts? 5.3 6 S…

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Tristan Higbee
Ogden, UT
[Hide Comment] On April 25 I bolted a line on the largest tower left of the tower that Covey Leader to Raven is on. Its most prominent aspect is east-facing and there is a large roof near the top. I bolted it knowing that the rock wasn't that great but felt like the good rock of the roof would make up for it. Well, I was wrong. The rock on the lower part is absolutely terrible. Probably the worst bolted rock in the canyon. Even with substantial cleaning, almost every hold crumbled, flexed, or broke. The roof at the top IS fun (and mid 5.10ish) but the hell you have to go through on the lower part does not make it worth it. The rock is bad enough to the point where it stops becoming comical or mildly irritating and starts to be scary, and you're afraid to make moves. I will soon remove my hangers and chains, leaving the bolts in the rock (you can access the anchors by walking around to the top. If someone wants to spend hours and hours cleaning the route (though I don't know if that would make such a huge difference...), feel free to add hangers back and claim the route as your own. I want nothing more to do with it... And for what it's worth, there's room to the right of this route for another line... Apr 27, 2008
[Hide Comment] 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
[Hide Comment] I've always just gone straight up the ridge line. Piece of cake. Nov 25, 2016