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Visionary Wall  


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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Jul 18, 2009
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  • Description 

    A great crag for hot afternoons, Visionary Wall is in a steep, east-facing gully with the routes on the north-facing wall of the gully. This, combined with many trees allows for shade most of the day. Add a nearby stream that runs for most of the spring and summer, and this crag is a pleasant location.

    The routes are mostly steep, fairly tricky affairs with none of the standard American Fork pockets and lots of devious edges.

    Getting There 

    Walk up Tank Canyon and follow the trail on the east (right) of the streambed. The trail will cross the streambed heading north and then immediately turn east (right). Continue following the trail through a grove of evergreens and then step over some tree roots and a short steep section to walk to the left of the stream.

    The trail (and stream) turns north again (left); follow the trail past two gullies on the left. Just before the third gully a bolted route will appear on a limestone outcropping that almost reaches to the streambed. This is the first route. Look up the gully and you'll see constructed belay landings.

    About a 12-minute walk.

    Route List 

    Left side (south) side of the gully, starting at the bottom (i.e., left-to-right).

    1. Eye Opener 5.10b
    2. The Vision 5.12c
    3. project
    4. Tank Trap 5.10c (a corner crack)
    5. Zorba The Greek 5.12a
    6. Gemini 5.11c
    7. Barbie Twins 5.10a (chimney)
    8. Dag Nasty 5.10d
    9. Drop the Clutch 5.11c
    10. Inky 5.12a
    11. Tanks For Nothing (to corner anchor) 5.7
    12. project
    13. project

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 1.5 miles from here

    10 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',2],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Visionary Wall:
    Barbie Twins   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
    Tank Trap   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
    Dag Nasty   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
    Gemini   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
    Drop the Clutch   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
    Browse More Classics in Visionary Wall

    Featured Route For Visionary Wall
    John Ross starting up Tank Trap.

    Tank Trap 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Visionary Wall
    A wonderful stemming problem in an overhanging corner.Start up through the dusty beginning using small feet and lieback handholds where the thin corner crack opens up enough to accept fingertips. Delicate stemming with a big move or two is required to the fourth bolt (getting to the fourth bolt is a relief—it feels like a long way from the third). At this point the angle eases a bit and the holds get bigger. Continue up and stand atop a ledge on the left, then finish with the last eight or ten f...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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    By Christian "crisco" Burrell
    From: PG, Utah
    Aug 29, 2009
    Fantastic Wall! Good shade...enjoy it now before the word gets out. The landings were really appreciated (thanks to whomever did all the work). But a better trail up the gully would be a good idea.
    By Jeremy Steck
    From: Salt Lake City, UT
    Jul 27, 2015
    The approach directions for this crag can be made very simple. Follow the stream bed, using whatever trail system that you find. This is the first climbable chunk of rock that you will find on the left side of the stream. It begins immediately out of the stream bed and continues up the hill. The rock is of very good quality and tends to be vertical to less than vertical in most places. If visiting in the summer, it may be best to arrive in the afternoon to avoid having the climber and belayer looking up into the sun.
    By BJB
    From: Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug 4, 2015
    APPROACH:

    Maybe this description makes sense when the stream is running, but when it's dry, I looked for about 1 1/2 hours before I found this area. This is my description of the approach ASSUMING THE STREAM IS DRY:

    Follow the stream until you reach a big cliff that reaches almost into the streambed. This wall has one bolted route on it. This is Bug Bananas from the miscellaneous routes.

    (If you stay on the right side of the stream, you are going to walk past Two O'Clock Rock and the miscellaneous route Warthog before you get to the Visionary / Old School area)

    Keep following the stream bed past Bug Bananas. On your left in (I believe) the next gully/canyon, you will see obvious belay ledges on the left side of the gully. The left wall/side of the gully is Visionary Wall. The right wall/side of the gully is Old School.
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