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Bug Barn Dance Wall

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Bug Barn Dance Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.2652, -111.6135 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Jul 31, 2003
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BETA PHOTO: Bug Barn Dance Wall. 1 Squid Orgy 5.11a 2 Bosko Lo...


The Bug Barn Dance Wall is one of the excellent, moderate limestone crags in the canyon. It holds close to a dozen routes all between 5.9 and 5.11.

The approach is easy, unlike some of the limestone crags in Rock Canyon, and the walk up is a nice hike. Once at the base, you will pass some chossy rock before arriving at the main face, a south- and west-facing affair with a complex roof system in the middle.

Most routes climb on good edges, all are bolted, and eight to ten draws will suffice for everything on the wall. Overall: an excellent crag composed of good, solid limestone, and well-protected throughout.

Getting There 

BBDW sits about a mile up from the Rock Canyon parking, 100 yds past the water fountain on the right, and on the north side of the canyon. The crag just about reaches the stream and lies opposite the Bosko Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bug Barn Dance Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bug Barn Dance Wall:
Suicidal Yet Depraved   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Bosko Loves Barbed Wire   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Looking For A Legacy   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches   
Cambrian Grey   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   
Necrobeastiality   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 105'   
Redneck Genocide   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 105'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Christian Burrell on Necrobeastiality.

Necrobeastiality 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Bug Barn Dance Wall
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Photos of Bug Barn Dance Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Tadd dancing at the Bug Barn
Tadd dancing at the Bug Barn
Rock Climbing Photo: 11 Dark at Seven 5.9
BETA PHOTO: 11 Dark at Seven 5.9
Rock Climbing Photo: Bug Barn Dance Wall on Feb 04, 2006. View from acr...
BETA PHOTO: Bug Barn Dance Wall on Feb 04, 2006. View from acr...

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By Bad Sock Puppet
Aug 23, 2008
Good limestone wall with lots of moderate climbs. The concensus was that most of the routes where harder then what they where rated as in the guidebook. Lots of crimpy stuff. I don't usually like slab, but the rock here is super great for smearing. Best to do in colder temperatures or in the morning, cause the rock heats up quick in the afternoon sun.
By Jon Bitter
From: Waco, Tx
May 25, 2010
This is my favorite wall in the canyon. Flat and shaded belay areas, great rock, all exciting climbs, and I have rarely run into other groups at this wall. Definitely worth spending a few mornings here.
By Anson Call
From: Provo, UT
Apr 11, 2013
I'm curious... How did this crag get its name? Does anyone know?
By Tim Moore
May 13, 2014
Having climbed all over rock canyon. Literally all over in search of sun or shade or a great belay spot or no people and consistent routes this is my favorite. It is a little ways up there and I have never seen anyone there ever. The routes are some of the best in rock canyon. The rock is awesome. Majority .10 and .11s Fun roofs, crimps, large jugs, ledges, it has everything except maybe crack climbing. Great shade spot to belay in along almost the entire wall. The upper two thirds of the wall will be in the sun past about noon so it gets kinda hot during the summer time. Not that many bugs really so I don't know why it's named thus. A must check out for the canyon

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