BETA PHOTO: Aguaworld, as seen from the new approach.
Steep and forgotten, Aguaworld has a lot of good quartzite, pumpy routes, and an odd 5.9. Located near the mouth of the canyon and facing the southwest it has good sun, so pick a cool day or a morning. Most of the routes are bolted, some that aren't are scary.
The new subdivision is killing the original approach.
Park in the pullout next to the brown "No Camping" sign about half a mile up the canyon from the electric sign (just before the bridge). Here, the north slope isn't as steep. Cross the street and follow an established trail that climbs to the west. Eventually, you'll arrive at an old service road at the base of some mine tailings (loose talus). There are some switch backs through the talus that lead to the remnants of the broken aqueduct. Plan for a 15 minute hike. P.S. Bring water, Aguaworld is a misnomer.
Climbing Season For the Big Cottonwood Canyon area.
Weather station 0.5 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Aguaworld
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Aguaworld:
Burn Tough 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
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Retro'd Hardman 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b UT
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: ... : Aguaworld
One of the longest and most solid routes on the wall, Retro'd Hardman climbs a line of varied terrain past numerous bolts and a couple of tricky bulges. A difficult, yet well protected start gets things going, the climbing then eases off and the crux meets the pawing climber at a small roof about 3/4's of the way up. Finish the climb over easier, more relaxed terrain. A tricky set of moves are required to reach the chains. This retro-fit effort has the most solid rock at the Aguawo...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
BETA PHOTO: Approach topo. Park at the pullout by the bridge....
By Chris DuRoss
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 7, 2012
Ryan's directions are good, but plan on about 10-15 min, not 30.
By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 16, 2013
It's about .6 miles from the electric sign at the parking lot. If you park .5 miles at the brown sign you can get there too, but that path sucks! 10 minute approach. Best path is to climb over the tailings pile and not go around it. Trail puts you right at Smoke Em If You Got Em and Burn Tough.