Maple Canyon, Utah has more than 140 bolted routes with grades from 5.4 to 5.14 in difficulty. Routes are easily accessed from the road and hiking trails.
Maple Canyon is one of Utah’s most unique rock climbing areas. Climbers from around the world come to test their skills on Maple Canyon’s unique cliffs. On any given weekend climbers of all abilities, ranging from novice to expert, can be seen testing their skills.
Maple Canyon has more than 550 routes with climbing grades from 5.4 to 5.14 in difficulty. Routes are easily accessed from the road and various hiking trails.
Maple Canyon is a cool place to rock climb in Utah to avoid the summer heat. The narrow canyons provide plenty of shade and protection from the hot sun. Rock in the canyon consists of cobblestone-sized conglomerate that has eroded to form cliffs and an impressive natural arch. The arch can be found along the Middle Fork trail, which begins at the campground.
: Highlights 13 years of new route development… information previously unavailable. The book contains over 550 rock climbing routes in Maple Canyon, as well as information on the following nearby climbing areas: Log Canyon, New Canyon, Round Valley, Axhandle Canyon, and Mt. Nebo Foothills.
By Darren Knezek. Published May 2012
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By Dave Pegg, Sibylle Hechtel, Josh Holmes. Published March 2012. 132 pages. ISBN: 978-0-9826154-9-2
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Maple Canyon, Utah also has various ice climbing routes during the winter months. In past years, winter access to Maple Canyon has been difficult because the road has not been snow plowed.
Since December 2010, the road has been cleared to the Forest Boundary- as conditions permit. The road, however, may not be open for a few days after a storm. Be prepared for a hike if the road is not open.
The Maple Canyon Campground has 12 individual campsites and 1 large group campsite. A great place to stay while you climb! Reserve your campsite today!Reserve a Campsite
Huntington Canyon, located east of Fairview, Utah on Highway 31, has 14 bouldering locations. The Canyon is part of the Manti- la Sal National Forest and can be accessed year round. Bouldering locations are found throughout the canyon at altitudes ranging from 6,800 to 8300 feet above sea level. GPS coordinates are listed on the map to help you locate the boulders. Download and print the map by clicking the above link. Nearby Forest Campgrounds
Huntington Canyon is also know for it’s Ice Climbing oportunities during winter months.