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Spanish Fork Canyon  


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Elevation: 5,400'
Location: 40.0573, -111.5614 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Located just south-east of the city of Spanish Fork, Spanish Fork Canyon is home to a smattering of minor ice climbs and widely-scattered rock climbs on sandstone and conglomerate.

Most of the ice routes in this canyon are short. The ice here tends to come and go throughout the season.

Getting There 

US Highway 6 follows Spanish Fork Canyon south over Soldier Summit (7,477 ft./2,279m) and then back down through Price Canyon (65 miles from SF to Price). This is a scenic drive full of wildlife with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest on the north side of the canyon and the Manti-La Sal National Forest on the South side.

Drive south on I-15, take the Price/Manti exit 258, and follow US-6 into Spanish Fork Canyon.

From Price, follow US-6 north, through Price Canyon, over Soldier Summit and into Spanish Fork Canyon.

Camping 

Spanish Oaks Campground

Spanish Fork River Park

Diamond Campground (click here for reservations)

Diamond Fork Canyon - Current Conditions
Dispersed (undeveloped) camping is not allowed from the intersection with Spanish Fork Canyon (Highway 6), continuing 12 miles to an area known as Tanner Ridge. This restriction is to allow for rehabilitation of the areas disturbed by the construction of the Diamond Fork System.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.7 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['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 Spanish Fork Canyon:
The Pricecicle   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 60'   Spanish Fork Canyon / Hwy 6...
Horse Cock Tower   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 15'   Monk's Hollow
Diamond Fork Arch   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Diamond Fork Canyon : Red Ledges
Sand Slab   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Diamond Fork Canyon : Red Ledges
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Featured Route For Spanish Fork Canyon
Justin taking an evening lap up Gumby

Gumby 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Monk's Hollow
Walk uphill behind HC Tower to the next tower up and right and approach the downhill and longest side.Pitch #1: Climb massive cobbles up the broad spine of the Gumby and surmount the crux at its neck to the top of the formation and a three-bolt belay. 5.9, 25m.Beware of remaining loose cobbles until more traffic cleans it up a bit more. Generally solid rock ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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