The mountain dominates the scenery east of Provo. ...
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 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.
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