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Home to the popular ice climb, The Great White Icicle, the area offers some decent rock routes as well. Mostly slab climbing with rock very similar in texture to Pentapitch.
Climbers Accessing the Great White Icicle
For years ice and rock climbers have accessed the Great White Icicle and other south side areas by using the bridge and parking at the site of a small hydro-electric plant a couple of miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon. In 2010 the current owner, Cottonwood Hydro, was forced to remove the bridge during a flood event that threatened the plant. Since then Cottonwood Hydro has posted no trespassing and no parking signs to protect the plant operations and access to their private property.
As a responsible climber, you can help improve the SLCA’s relationship with Cottonwood Hydro. Do not trespass or block the area and avoid the no parking and hydro hazard areas. Keep off the pipe, intake structures, and dam at all times!
During times of low water access the south side of the creek by using the recommended cross- country route shown in the map.
During times of high water use one of the bridges along the Little Cottonwood Trail provided by Cottonwood Hydro in partnership with the USFS. Bridges are located approximately ½ mile upstream or ¾ mile downstream of this location. When possible carpool from a Park and Ride to conserve the limited, available parking. Thanks for your cooperation!
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Great White Icicle Area:
The Great White Icicle WI3 Ice, 4 pitches, 600'
Daddy Long Legs 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, TR, 2 pitches, 160'
Evening Falls 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
The River's Edge 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b R Sport, 150'
Viet Cong Corner 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Done and Dusted 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, 100'
The Block Party 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
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The Great White Icicle WI3 UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Great White Icicle Area
The Great White Icicle is one of the most popular climbs in the Salt Lake area due to the fact it's so close and has multiple pitches of ice that form up very regularly. It's a great lead and a fine climb for new ice climbers. Because of these reasons it's very often crowded, especially on weekends, so be prepared to wait and dodge ice. Always wear a helmet.Ascent:The climb is typically done in four pitches. The first pitch climbs a short moderate step (approximately 50') to the large boulder on...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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