Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Santaquin Canyon Ice

Angel of Fear WI5-6
Automatic Control Theory WI5-6
Backoff WI4
Candlestick, The WI5-6
Get Back on It WI4
Martini S M9 A0-1
Squash Head WI3-4
Unnamed WI3
Unsorted Routes:
Order Wrong? Sort Routes
Type: Ice, 100 ft
FA: Mark Bennett & Brian Smoot, 1985
Page Views: 1,963 total · 14/month
Shared By: shawn Kenney on Nov 1, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

You & This Route

10 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
Access Issue: Mt. Nebo Wilderness on south side of Santaquin Canyon. Details

Description [Suggest Change]

Steep pillar.

Location [Suggest Change]

Hike about .40 miles from the gate keeping your eyes on the South wall until 3 routes come into view. Climb the gully. The Candlestick is the formation on the right. Rappel from trees.

Protection [Suggest Change]



bheller   SL UT
Use care at the top out of this one- I experienced poor detached ice and a smooth slab underneath that offered no good options for hooking. I have been told these conditions are pretty standard for this route. Feb 21, 2010
Allen Sanderson
Allen Sanderson   Oootah
Yup pretty typical, BITD there used to be a branch stuck down that you could throw a sling over to protect the last 15'. Always made for an exciting exit. Mar 3, 2010
Garret Nuzzo-Jones
Salt Lake City, UT
Garret Nuzzo-Jones   Salt Lake City, UT
As of 2/28/12 there is a loop of cord hanging down from the tree belay that you can clip while on lead since there are no screw placements at the topout.

The first mini-pitch curtain of ACT can be climbed to access the Candlestick. Mar 1, 2013
G Carpenter
G Carpenter   SLC, UT
On 1/26/14 the cord/rope Garrett described was froze in place at top and bottom of it with approx. a 3' section of the middle of the cord/rope exposed. Feb 4, 2014

More About The Candlestick