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Santaquin Canyon

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Santaquin Canyon 


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Elevation: 6,200'
Location: 39.919, -111.752 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: John Ross on Oct 29, 2006
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Description 

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.


23 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',7],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Santaquin Canyon:
The Candlestick   WI5-6     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Santaquin Canyon Ice
Squash Head   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches, 300'   Santaquin Canyon Ice
Automatic Control Theory   WI5-6     Ice, 2 pitches, 200'   Santaquin Canyon Ice
Backoff   WI4     Ice, 2 pitches, 200'   Santaquin Canyon Ice
Angel of Fear   WI5-6     Ice, 3 pitches, 300'   Santaquin Canyon Ice
Strawberry Fields   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 45'   Strawberry Fields Wall
No Name   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     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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Featured Route For Santaquin Canyon
The first pitch climbs up to the nice ledge, two thirds of the way up. The second pitch climbs the curtain to the top.

Automatic Control Theory WI5-6  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Santaquin Canyon Ice
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This longer climb is just behind the small wall on the way to the Log Chute. You may have to look for this to see it, but it's just right of the little wall, and up past the top chains of the other wall. The Log Chute Trailhead is about 4 miles from the last stop sign in town.
BETA PHOTO: This longer climb is just behind the small wall on...
Angel of Fear, ACT, Candlestick 1/17/09
BETA PHOTO: Angel of Fear, ACT, Candlestick 1/17/09
Santaquin Canyon
Santaquin Canyon
1890-1900 Pioneer Log Chute.
1890-1900 Pioneer Log Chute.
This wall is just down canyon from the 1 lane bridge and is on the south side of the road. It's also about 4.2 miles from the last stop sign in town.
BETA PHOTO: This wall is just down canyon from the 1 lane brid...
This little wall is on the trail to the Log Chute. The Log Chute Trailhead is about 4 miles up the canyon from the last stop sign in town, it's also the spot where a small pipe dumps fresh water into the creek.
BETA PHOTO: This little wall is on the trail to the Log Chute....
This wall is accessed across the creek in what looks like a decent swimming spot if you're inclined to do so. It is in between the "Santaqueen Wall" and the 1 lane bridge. It's about 4.3 miles up from the last stop sign in town.
BETA PHOTO: This wall is accessed across the creek in what loo...
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