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The Wild

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Antelope T 
Call of the Wild S 
Chupacabra S 
Congo S 
Gazelle S 
Heart of Darkness T 
Migration T 
Serengeti S 
Stampede S 
Welcome to the Jungle S 

The Wild Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.2646, -111.6122 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Christian "crisco" Burrell on Jul 22, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: The routes on the left side of The Wild 1) Gazelle...


New moderate area with some very unique routes. Several are unlike anything else in the canyon. Great area for groups, classes, or just people looking to get better.
The routes do tend to be short but they are all quality (with maybe 1 exception).
Perfect shade until about 1:30pm but there are so many trees you can just sit in the shade while taking a break. There is even a few cracks for those wishing to try some gear.
We would like to send a shout out to Matt Monson who is recovering from shoulder surgery and was unable to actually bolt with us but he did do a fantastic job on the landings!

Getting There 

Approach as per the Zoo, Projects, etc. The wall is the first one on your left about 50 feet after you enter the gully.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Wild

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Wild:
Heart of Darkness   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 35'   
Call of the Wild   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Migration   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Stampede   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 45'   
Serengeti   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 35'   
Welcome to the Jungle   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 45'   
Congo   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 40'   
Chupacabra   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For The Wild
Rock Climbing Photo: One of the best, short Trad routes in the canyon.

Migration 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Wild
This route climbs the corner on the right side of the upper slab on the right side of the Wild. I would recommend that only experienced trad leaders lead this route. It's not hard and the protection is pretty good, but still, you've got to have confidence in placing gear in limestone. We don't like to bolt cracks, that's why we left it as a trad route. If you don't have trad gear, just toprope the thing, but don't bolt the crack....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of The Wild for people to print out. Yes, it'...
BETA PHOTO: Topo of The Wild for people to print out. Yes, it'...
Rock Climbing Photo: The routes on the right side of The Wild wall. 8) ...
BETA PHOTO: The routes on the right side of The Wild wall. 8) ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The routes on the middle section of The Wild. 4) H...
BETA PHOTO: The routes on the middle section of The Wild. 4) H...
Rock Climbing Photo: How many cans of canned air does it take to clean ...
How many cans of canned air does it take to clean ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Watch out for rattle snakes at the base of the cli...
Watch out for rattle snakes at the base of the cli...
Rock Climbing Photo: From the top
From the top
Rock Climbing Photo: Welcome to the jungle; Steven Stout, age 15, first...
Welcome to the jungle; Steven Stout, age 15, first...

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By Tristan Higbee
From: Cambodia
Jul 23, 2008
We called this area The Wild because it's close to The Zoo. It's just a bit more... dirty, overgrown, and... wild feeling. Kinda feels like a jungle.

Again, thanks to Matt for making the awesome landings.

This is the only beginner limestone area in the canyon. It's a great place to teach people how to climb. The routes are still a bit dirty. We've spent hours and hours cleaning them, but they're not quite perfect. So please be kind when commenting on the area and the routes and please feel free to take some brushes up with you. Enjoy!

Also, if someone wants to bolt the arete to the right of Migration, go for it. We're done with the area.
By darrell hodges
Jul 29, 2008
Fun little crag. Very family friendly.
By Lee Jensen
Sep 4, 2008
Great job on this area Crisco and Tristan. This makes a really great addition to Rock Canyon as a really good family/beginner area. Easy access from the trail, shady, no cliffs to worry about the kids falling off of, and quality short beginner routes. Thanks for all your hard work.
By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Mar 24, 2009
I really love this area a lot. It is cool and shady, secluded, in a beautiful part of the canyon, and a ton of fun. If you are wondering whether or not it's worth hiking further than the kitchen, red slab, or tinker toys to climb in Rock Canyon, come climb here, and you will definitely realize that yes, it is.
By Ryan Lauck
From: Farmington, UT
Oct 11, 2009
Great area guys, thanks for taking the time to clean and bolt this! Took my wife up to help get her lead head back today and she had a blast. Its not going to draw crowds from american fork, but its perfect for newer leaders to build their confidence.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Oct 17, 2009
Thank you to whomever built up the new landings! Fantastic work! It's amazing how popular this wall now is. We always thought the hike would dissuade people from going back there much. But it seems now that ever time I pass the crag it's a big party. If you go up here, be prepared to share routes. It's not "red slab bad" but it can be crowded on the weekends.
By timmay
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 18, 2010
Great area. I got on one of the routes and it was well bolted and fun. One question though, around the corner to the left were two steeper bolted routes on what looked like good holds. Any idea what the two routes were?
By Tristan Higbee
From: Cambodia
Apr 18, 2010
Around the corner to the left? That would be Low Tide Wall. The two routes you saw were probably Bay of Fundy and Syzygy.
Sep 12, 2011
People should now that there are many loose holds on the .10a climb ( chupacabra ) and the big flake is suspect. This is compounded by the fact that there are two belays under the drop zone. It has quickly become known as a family area and I have seen groups with babies very close to the base area, just because the routes are easy does not mean the inherent dangers are not present. I have been there in high winds and experienced smaller rocks being blown off from above.
By Nathaniel Holt
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 13, 2012
Between Antelope and Gazelle there is a bolted route on the face that is not mentioned in any beta photos. Does anybody know the name of this route?
By Spencer Ericksen
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
May 19, 2015
I agree with Darrell, very family friendly. Rather shaded, and right next to the stream. One of my favorite places to teach climbing or take friends for the first time. A bit further in, but well worth the hike.

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