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Burn Tough S 
Crash Test Dummies S 
February Summer S 
Four Twenty T 
Mashed Potatoes S 
Pile of BS (Bat Shit) T 
Pipe Dreams T 
Retro'd Hardman S 
Scavenger T 
Smoke ‘'Em if You Got '‘Em T 
Snatch, The T 
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Aguaworld Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.6215, -111.7768 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ryan Brough on Oct 21, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Approach topo. Park at the pullout by the bridge....


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.

Getting There 

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Aguaworld:
February Summer   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Retro'd Hardman   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 95'   
Aqua Velvet   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 100'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Finishing up Agua Velvet (5.11b).  This climb may ...

Aqua Velvet 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Aguaworld
Not sure why this hasn't been posted up, but here ya go ... Given some of the FA party'’s other names for lines on this crag, I'’m guessing this one refers to the cocktail made with vodka, gin, and Blue Curacao --– those lads must have been living the (snicker here) high life. Aqua Velvet shares the first three bolts with T.H.C., then strikes out right past three bolts to a bivy-worthy ledge. The crux is the first few moves off the ledge, putting you on a smooth-looking headwall protected ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Rock Climbing Photo: Aguaworld, as seen from the new approach.
BETA PHOTO: Aguaworld, as seen from the new approach.

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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.
By Erik O'Brien
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 1, 2016
Here is a video showing some of the sport climbs on the wall.
By pat campana
Mar 16, 2016
Nice Eric!!

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