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Aguaworld 


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Location: 40.6215, -111.7768 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Ryan Brough on Oct 21, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Aguaworld, as seen from the new approach.

Description 

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


13 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',2],['5.11',4],['5.12',2],['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 Aguaworld:
February Summer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Four Twenty   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Retro'd Hardman   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 95'   
Burn Tough   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Aguaworld
Scavenger climbs the green line over a bulge, then disappears into a corner and finishes through a chimney.  The blue circle represents a sling for a two-rope rappel.

Scavenger 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Aguaworld
Scavenger is the second and more worthwhile pitch of the Snatch (5.7). Carefully avoid the guano on your way to the bombproof rest just below the crux bulge. Pull over the bulge to another good rest in a corner. Continue up the corner, but be cautious as the rock quality here is not as good. A huge bird's nest is visible from here, but seemed to be vacant when we passed by. Enter a chimney that is steeper than it first appears and enjoy the exposure near the top. A traverse out of the chim...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Approach topo.  Park at the pullout by the bridge.  You can make out a trail that diagonals from the right to the left.  There is a short hike up scree to the aqueduct where the trail peters out.
BETA PHOTO: Approach topo. Park at the pullout by the bridge....
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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.