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Squaw Peak  


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Elevation: 7,862'
Location: 40.27201, -111.61624 View Map  Incorrect?
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Provo from Squawstruck, top of Pitch 20.

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


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
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 isnít 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 susta...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of Squaw Peak Slideshow Add Photo
Used up all the daylight! Provo and Lake Utah at sunset.
Used up all the daylight! Provo and Lake Utah at s...
There are fossils everywhere on the mountain, so be sure to keep an eye out!
There are fossils everywhere on the mountain, so b...
The mountain dominates the scenery east of Provo. You can see the tan/brown quartzite cliffs of the lower canyon, with the gray limestone of Squaw Peak rising above.
The mountain dominates the scenery east of Provo. ...
Squaw Peak from the Black Rose area in Rock Canyon.
Squaw Peak from the Black Rose area in Rock Canyon...
Squawstruck from the top of the Jobsite Wall
Squawstruck from the top of the Jobsite Wall
Now THESE are bolts. They're left over from old mining operations somewhere on Squaw Peak. I think they were below Buckley's Mine.
BETA PHOTO: Now THESE are bolts. They're left over from old mi...

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