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Santaquin Canyon Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,200'
Location: 39.919, -111.752 View Map  Incorrect?
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Known for ice and mixed climbing, Santaquin Canyon is emerging as a rock climbing destination as well. Limestone cliffs and crags abound with numerous established bolted sport routes. During winter ice climbers will find a good mix of easy to difficult water ice routes.

This scenic canyon is located in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and borders the Mt. Nebo Wilderness Area to the south.

Local Beta 

Many, many more routes exist in Santaquin Canyon than are described on MountainProject. Information about the routes is generally unavailable online or in written form because of the developers' desires.

However, all necessary information can be obtained from Mountainworks, the local climbing shop.

Getting There 

- Drive to Santaquin on I-15
- Take the Santaquin exit 244
- Exit the freeway and turn EAST
- Take the first RIGHT turn SOUTH onto Highland Drive.
- Go south for one (1) mile down Highland Drive until you come to a stop sign where you must either turn left or right. TURN LEFT.
- Drive into the canyon 3.8 miles to the Trumbolt Picnic Area (winter gate).

Winter Access 

The canyon road closes for winter at Trumbolt Picnic Area around December 1st each year and re-opens in the spring by Memorial Day. In winter the road may be closed at the forest service sign about a mile down the road at the mouth of the canyon, depending snow conditions.

ATV use is illegal in Santaquin Canyon (fines up to $5,000). Snowmobiles are allowed if there is at least 12" of snow.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Santaquin Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Santaquin Canyon:
Squash Head   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches, 300'   Santaquin Canyon Ice
Backoff   WI4     Ice, 2 pitches, 200'   Santaquin Canyon Ice
The Candlestick   WI5-6     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Santaquin Canyon Ice
Angel of Fear   WI5-6     Ice, 3 pitches, 300'   Santaquin Canyon Ice
Automatic Control Theory   WI5-6     Ice, 2 pitches, 200'   Santaquin Canyon Ice
A wrinkle in time   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 90'   Red Wonder Wall
Strawberry Fields   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 45'   Strawberry Fields Wall
Unnamed Riches   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Strawberry Fields Wall
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Rock Climbing Photo: 1890-1900 Pioneer Log Chute.
1890-1900 Pioneer Log Chute.
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