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Squaw Peak Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,862'
Location: 40.27201, -111.61624 View Map  Incorrect?
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The mountain dominates the scenery east of Provo. ...

Description 

Squaw Peak (aka Squaw Mountain) is the massive chunk of limestone that makes up the north side of Rock Canyon. The peak rises up almost 3000 feet above the mouth of the canyon.

You can hike to the top of the mountain via the Squaw Peak trail (~4.2 miles; hike up the canyon a couple miles until the trail forks and you see "Squaw Peak Trail" written on a boulder. Turn left there and follow it to the summit) or you can climb your way up nearly 2000 feet of remarkably good limestone.

Getting There 

Getting to the base of the rock takes between 35 minutes and an hour depending on how fast you're going and how familiar you are with the approach. See the route description for more information.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.3 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Squaw Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Squaw Peak:
Squawstruck   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 22 pitches, 1900'   
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Featured Route For Squaw Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo with some retreat options marked.

Squawstruck 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Squaw Peak
For a much better printable (PDF) topo and the history of the route, go here. Welcome to the world of sportaineering. Squawstruck goes right up the south face of Squaw Peak (also known as Squaw Mountain). The line isn¬ít the most direct in the world, and some ledges and short pitches could be considered a drawback, but the rock is mostly good, the climbing is great, and the route is long! The route is also remarkably sust...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of Squaw Peak Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: There are fossils everywhere on the mountain, so b...
There are fossils everywhere on the mountain, so b...
Rock Climbing Photo: Provo from Squawstruck, top of Pitch 20.
Provo from Squawstruck, top of Pitch 20.
Rock Climbing Photo: Squaw Peak from the Black Rose area in Rock Canyon...
Squaw Peak from the Black Rose area in Rock Canyon...
Rock Climbing Photo: Used up all the daylight! Provo and Lake Utah at s...
Used up all the daylight! Provo and Lake Utah at s...
Rock Climbing Photo: Great places to camp on the way up or on the summi...
Great places to camp on the way up or on the summi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Now THESE are bolts. They're left over from old mi...
BETA PHOTO: Now THESE are bolts. They're left over from old mi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Squawstruck from the top of the Jobsite Wall
Squawstruck from the top of the Jobsite Wall

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By Quino Gonzalez
Nov 10, 2014
I climbed this route Yesterday with John Culberson. We needed half hour for the approach, seven hours to climb the route and an hour to descend the trail from the top. It is an excellent route and it is very well bolted. They did a very nice job creating the route and bolting it. It is a fantastic alpine outing on good rock, and very safe too given the great bolting job. I wouldn't do it in the summer given the southern exposure. The bolt that protects one of the crux moves on pitch 15 (the second roof) is missing the ear, interestingly. So that section gets a little spicy and you could take a long fall if not careful; but honestly, the route is so well bolted that by the time you get there you have grown used to expect a bolt at every turn. So no reason to complaint. Super fun route!

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