Santaquin Canyon Rock Climbing
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|Mt. Nebo Wilderness on south side of Santaquin Canyon. MORE INFO >>>|
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.
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.
- 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).
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 For the Wasatch Range area.
Weather station 3.3 miles from here
23 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Santaquin Canyon
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Santaquin Canyon:
Featured Route For Santaquin Canyon
: Wasatch Range
: ... : Santaquin Canyon Ice
P1 (WI2): Climb the low angle bulges to the bottom of the more vertical P2. Look for belay chains up a ramp on the right. This pitch is sometimes thin with water running under the ice.P2 (WI4): This is the business pitch, steeper and often thin. At the top on the right is a two bolt anchor (may be covered with ice). Over the top are anchors on the left.Descent: Two rope rappel from anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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