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Elevation: 5,055 ft 1,541 m
GPS: 40.4323, -111.751
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American Fork is known for its great sport climbing on steep, pocket-filled limestone. This is the home of Hell Cave with some of the hardest routes in Utah (multiple, quality routes from .12a to .14a!)

There is also plenty to keep the moderate sport climber happy. The Membrane is one of the most popular crags in the canyon with fine routes from .9 to .12c.

The canyon is narrow and deep with plenty of trees to keep your belayer shaded from the hot summer sun. Crags are on both sides of the road. There is an entrance fee to enter the canyon from either end.

Please read the Forest Service Policy on American Fork Canyon

Local Beta Suggest change

Mountainworks is the local climbing shop.

Mountainworks is the place to go for route recommendations and beta beyond that which appears here.

Getting There

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From Salt Lake City, take I-15 south to exit 284 (Alpine/Highland/Timpanogos Cave). Head east on Hwy 92 which takes you right into the canyon.

From Provo, take I-15 north to exit 276 (Pleasant Grove). Turn right and drive east towards the mountains. Take a left on State Street and drive north. Turn right on Hwy 146 (100 East) which takes you all the way to the mouth of the canyon where it joins up with Hwy 92.

You can also enter American Fork Canyon from the top of the canyon by taking Hwy 92 past the Sundance Resort. From Provo head east; from Heber City head west on Hwy 189 into Provo Canyon. Then head north on Hwy 92. This is the long, scenic route and is closed in winter.

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Classic Climbing Routes at American Fork Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 397
Winds of Fire
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 186
Firefly
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 370
License To Thrill
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 177
Division
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 211
Naked Nebula
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 158
Teeanova
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 107
Gordon's Linkup
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 171
Pocket Debris
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 169
Isotoner Moaner
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 93
Beeline
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 116
Algorithm
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 110
Princess Di
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 108
40 oz to Freedom
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 52
Code Blue
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 75
Malvado
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Winds of Fire Hard Rock
 397
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Firefly Serenity > Eavesdown Docks
 186
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
License To Thrill Membrane
 370
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Division Division Wall
 177
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Naked Nebula White Wave Wall
 211
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Teeanova Hard Rock
 158
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Gordon's Linkup Bingo Baby
 107
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Pocket Debris Upper Division Wall
 171
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Isotoner Moaner Division Wall
 169
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Beeline Billboard Trail > Billboard > Gridwall
 93
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Algorithm Upper Division Wall
 116
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Princess Di Bingo Baby
 110
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
40 oz to Freedom Bingo Baby
 108
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Code Blue Blue Walls
 52
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Malvado Hell Area > El Diablo Wall
 75
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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