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Dec 19, 2011
Hummm...
Briggs wrote:
Made it out to Marys Lake ...Approach in was a pain the ass...


So does anyone know, is there no road or approach trail over to the bluff?
RonB
From Strawberry Reservoir & VA
Joined Dec 5, 2011
262 points
Dec 20, 2011
holla
need less worky, more ice climbing Hunter Enochs
From Park City, UT
Joined Dec 13, 2007
15 points
Dec 20, 2011
I found a pair of bd leashes in the scree at the base of the apron on Saturday afternoon. If they're yours let me know... Mike Washburn
From Orem, Utah
Joined Sep 2, 2009
30 points
Dec 21, 2011
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I'm a magnet for other people's gear (this year at least...) Found item on GWI today. Call to identify, describe, and it's yours again.
Mark 801.910.5957
Mark Regier
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Mar 28, 2006
33 points
Dec 21, 2011
Did anyone find a pair of old BD ski poles at the GWI parking lot a couple weeks ago? a bit late to ask but figured I'd try... and for hanging slab, i would bring a few shorter screws as there are some thin spots pulling over the first two bulges shakey
Joined Mar 27, 2008
11 points
Dec 24, 2011
Anyone have photo beta of stairway (all the pitches in yet)? Or provo canyon for that matter? max huecksteadt
From Hanoi Vietnam
Joined Dec 1, 2010
89 points
Dec 27, 2011
Stairway to heaven is in and well. The approach gully would be more attainable with a little bit of snow, but the ice is in great shape. Kiwi
From Stansbury Park, UT
Joined Dec 25, 2010
11 points
Dec 28, 2011
The route in it's entirety.
Hanging Slab Gulley was plastic this morning. about 4 pitches in length, and good the whole way. Get out before it gets warm this weekend! Greg G
From SLC, UT
Joined Oct 3, 2008
599 points
Dec 28, 2011
Cold day in Rjukan, Norway
I don't know the names of anything besides GWI and Scruffy area. I saw some ice in the gullies just east of GWI today on the south side of the canyon. Does anybody know what these routes are called or possible grades? They didn't look that hard but wondered if there was any beta out there. Ian Hanson
Joined Dec 28, 2011
2,690 points
Dec 29, 2011
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch
Are they near the Y coulior?

There's three fairly distinct gullies to the left (upcanyon) from the Y, and, a shorter rig kinda below the Y and just left of the approach apron (climbed that last year, WI 4- or so. 200 feet).

The three gullies, from left to right (looking from the road) are WI 3, WI 3 and probably WI 4 unless you go over the roofy pourover, then, a bit harder but I've never seen it in well enough. They're all multi pitch and all the gullies have tat for anchors on trees.

Not sure what they're called. Been climbed for years, rumor has. Fun diversions, especially in a cold, low snow year.

Cheers!
Brian in SLC
Joined Oct 6, 2003
11,031 points
Dec 29, 2011
Near Mt. Challenger, Picket range.
Climbed the first two pitches of the GWI this morning. Kind of a dumb thing to do. It's starting to fall apart out there. There are now some major holes on both the 2nd and 3rd pitches and a huge runnel down the middle of the 1st. I hope we don't have to start this ice season all over again. Trever W.
Joined Nov 17, 2009
62 points
Dec 29, 2011
Ian Hanson wrote:
I don't know the names of anything besides GWI and Scruffy area. I saw some ice in the gullies just east of GWI today on the south side of the canyon. Does anybody know what these routes are called or possible grades? They didn't look that hard but wondered if there was any beta out there.


Is that the Triangle?
Wyatt H
From Casper, Wy
Joined Oct 29, 2010
19 points
Dec 29, 2011
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch
Wyatt H wrote:
Is that the Triangle?


mountainproject.com/v/cocoa-pu...

My bet is "no". Still, anyone get a gander at Cocoa Puffs? Probably too warm right now?
Brian in SLC
Joined Oct 6, 2003
11,031 points
Dec 30, 2011
I was under the impression that ice nearly statewide is pretty dangerous in these warm temps, what didn't melt yesterday certainly will today....right?
However Joes Valley looks to be well under freezing at night, and only mid 40's during the day...is it still in/worth a trip? Maybe it'd be decent in the morning, before it gets sloppy?
max huecksteadt
From Hanoi Vietnam
Joined Dec 1, 2010
89 points
Dec 30, 2011
Climbing
This weather sucks. dante kleinman
From Denali National Park, AK
Joined Dec 2, 2010
17 points
Dec 30, 2011
The route in it's entirety.
drove past the gwi today and it looked like it was falling apart. Greg G
From SLC, UT
Joined Oct 3, 2008
599 points
Dec 31, 2011
Tour Ronde North Face
December 30, 2012

Arch Canyon


Arch Canyon Ice
Arch Canyon Ice
Kai Larson
From Sandy, Utah
Joined Jan 6, 2006
261 points
Dec 31, 2011
my dog
Does anyone know what maple canyon looks like? Eric Bonin
Joined Sep 23, 2007
21 points
Jan 1, 2012
Stairway to Heaven, pitch three, Provo Canyon, UT
Eric Bonin wrote:
Does anyone know what maple canyon looks like?


Probably nothing. Maple requires cold temps and snowmelt, both of which have been sub-par the last few weeks.
Alec
Joined Sep 9, 2007
563 points
Jan 1, 2012
Hummm...
Well I just spent 3 days in New Hampshire looking for ice to climb and the 3 pitches here is all that we found that would take screws, and maybe not fall on our heads. So I really donít want to hear that the ice is going sour in the SLC area, where Iím heading out to this week. So everyone wet your finger, point it high above your head, face north, rotate in a clockwise direction, and say three times, ďice is nice, grow me some iceĒ.


Standard Route WI3 Frankenstein Cliff, NH
Standard Route WI3 Frankenstein Cliff, NH
RonB
From Strawberry Reservoir & VA
Joined Dec 5, 2011
262 points
Jan 2, 2012
a picture of rocks
To put to doubt any questions and to save you some gas:
Maple is not in.
Not a speck of ice on the walls, but plenty on the road.
Rock climbing in the left fork and along the main road is doable in the sun.
josh holmes
Joined Sep 5, 2008
211 points
Jan 2, 2012
Tour Ronde North Face
Anyone been to Joe's Valley lately?

Was thinking of Mary's Lake and Slide lake Thursday through Saturday.
Kai Larson
From Sandy, Utah
Joined Jan 6, 2006
261 points
Jan 2, 2012
Despite the warm weather everything in Ouray is in and fat both in and out of the ice park. It may not be UT but it sure is close. don't believe me? See for yourself ourayiceclimbing.blogspot.com 8egg.nu
Joined May 14, 2009
26 points
Jan 3, 2012
What I do
Hows Joes Valley holding up the this "heat" wave? alpinerocket
From Layton, Ut
Joined Dec 25, 2008
35 points
Jan 3, 2012
Top of Jah-Man Sister Superior
Kai,
The ice at Mary's Lake is in and huge. We spent yesterday (Monday) there climbing. More ice then I have seen in the past but also easy access still this late. You could almost drive a 2 wheel drive car in there right now-Almost. For the hike in stay to the west until you get close to the wall then follow a ridge right up under the main formations. You can see all the huge ice lines up in the Slide lake area. I climbed there earlier this year and you could drive to the end of the road. There is less snow now then there was then. CCC is in fat the donercicle is in, highway to heaven is huge, Primadona is almost in from what I could see from the road. All the flows above Highway to heaven are in below the dam. Melty way does not have ice on it. Mary's Lake is the place to be really good steep lines at 9000ft. that are in great shape.
Dallen
Sunny-D
From SLC, Utah
Joined Aug 2, 2006
460 points


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