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Nov 23, 2010
THis is stairway to heaven on 11.23.2010, a couple of hours ago. Still thin, but probably climbable later in the week.
stairway to heaven 11.23.2010  4:00 Pm
stairway to heaven 11.23.2010 4:00 Pm

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close up


bridal veil
bridal veil
akafaultline
Joined Nov 27, 2007
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Nov 23, 2010
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I wonder if the snow storms this week will make it too dangerous though... Christian "crisco" Burrell
From PG, Utah
Joined May 18, 2007
2,274 points
Nov 23, 2010
Thank you to all those in the Utah County area for posting updates on the conditions. I enjoy seeing the pics, and reading what people have to say before I make the drive that direction.

Keep up the good work.

Rob
atrau
Joined Jun 26, 2007
15 points
Nov 24, 2010
Leading off
The Salt Lake ice super-highway otherwise known as the Great White Icicle is in thin but it goes all the way to the top as of last night (ll/23) and I'm sure the super cold temps today and tomorrow will help too. Let the junk show commence... Matthew Smith
Joined Aug 17, 2006
6 points
Nov 24, 2010
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch
Matthew Smith wrote:
The Salt Lake ice super-highway otherwise known as the Great White Icicle is in thin but it goes all the way to the top as of last night (ll/23) and I'm sure the super cold temps today and tomorrow will help too. Let the junk show commence...


Where you parking and how was crossing the creek?

Have they plowed that lot yet?

Cheers!
Brian in SLC
Joined Oct 6, 2003
11,031 points
Nov 24, 2010
Top of Jah-Man Sister Superior
Matthew,
Did you climb the great white Icicle or just look at it?
Sunny-D
From SLC, Utah
Joined Aug 2, 2006
460 points
Nov 24, 2010
Leading off
We climbed it all the way to the top, 13s and stubbies are all you can get in and placements were sparse. Interesting "mixed" (read: Ice, rock, frozen dirt and tree branches) climbing for the topout. parked on the north side of the road, parking lot is not plowed and still has the "no trespassing/no parking" signs up. The creek is barley a trickle so it's easy to cross ~100ft down canyon from the water building. Matthew Smith
Joined Aug 17, 2006
6 points
Nov 25, 2010
my better side
As of 2010-11-24 the Dirtcicle is a little thin but climbable. The top out is still sketchy.

jtwalter
From Orem, UT
Joined Jun 28, 2006
844 points
Nov 25, 2010
Stairway To Heaven - all the way to the Pearly Gat...
I ran up the GWIC this morning. It is in fine shape. The first pitch is a slightly soggy. A bit of a wallow between the first and part way up the second pitch. Thin in places but the top out is in fine shape. The nice part, barely a pick mark on the route. But that will change quickly. Allen Sanderson
From Oootah
Joined Jul 6, 2007
1,152 points
Nov 27, 2010
I saw climbers on The Dirtsicle and Stairway to Heaven this morning, 11/27. Stairway still looked thin, but climbable. and some of the ice further up canyon was coming in nicely. LeviK
Joined Jul 1, 2009
0 points
Nov 27, 2010
Belaying on the Grand Teton
November 27, 2010.
Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls


Stairway to Heaven
Stairway to Heaven


Zoomed in, left side first pitch Stairway to Heave...
Zoomed in, left side first pitch Stairway to Heaven


FMR Wall, Upper Canyon
FMR Wall, Upper Canyon


The Fang, Upper Canyon
The Fang, Upper Canyon


Right Side, First pitch of Stairway to Heaven
Right Side, First pitch of Stairway to Heaven
Michael Davidson
From San Diego, CA
Joined Apr 8, 2010
149 points
Nov 27, 2010
Climbed in Provo on 11/26. White Nightmare, Left and Right Bridalveil are all climbable for both pitches. Hit Great White this morning, 11/27. Pretty plastic and wet throughout, with a thin topout but it's all there. Nathan Smith
From Salt Lake City
Joined Jun 26, 2006
19 points
Nov 28, 2010
Sunrise on the summit of Cotopaxi, Ecuador.
Went to Joe's today. All of CCC falls was in. Ice was a bit brittle, but very fun to get out ice climbing again. The only other route that looked close to being in was Donoricle (sp?). We climbed around the lower parts of Donoricle, the upper two-thirds of the pillar was too delicate to climb and had water showering down the surface. Also, the lower curtain on Deadbolt was about halfway down to the ground.

Dirtsicle was thin, but in.
Matt Jesperson
Joined Nov 13, 2007
141 points
Nov 29, 2010
Just a heads up:


UDOT AVALANCHE CONTROL WORK
Provo Cyn will have 15 min. closures tommorrow from 10am to 1pm to sight in artillery. Stay clear of ice climbs until after 1pm
Closure Time:
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 10:00am
Anticipated Re-Opening:
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 1:00pm
LeviK
Joined Jul 1, 2009
0 points
Nov 29, 2010
Does anyone have beta on Maple Canyon ice? I was wondering if anything is in. Driving from Colorado to Vegas and was thinking about checking it out for a day.

Thanks in advance
Tim
Tim Banfield
From Calgary, Alberta
Joined Aug 30, 2009
62 points
Nov 30, 2010
my better side
Soft 'n Juicy looks good from the road.
Soft 'n Juicy and Shower Tower from the road. 2010...
Soft 'n Juicy and Shower Tower from the road. 2010-11-30


All good on Bridal Veil.
Bridal Veil Left, Bridal Veil Right and White Nigh...
Bridal Veil Left, Bridal Veil Right and White Nightmare. 2010-11-30


The pillar on the third pitch of the fang looks like it's fallen.
The Fang 2010-11-30
The Fang 2010-11-30
jtwalter
From Orem, UT
Joined Jun 28, 2006
844 points
Dec 4, 2010
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As of 12/4:

Icemate/Playmate: Looks good enough.

Unnamed WI2: Rotten but there.

Daily Fears: Looks to be held up by bushes.

Stairway: Getting thin and rotten. Left side of first pitch is still ok. Higher up are very scary broken pillars that are ready to kill you in a few seconds.

Bridal Veil: Left is so-so. White Nightmare is still ok. Right looks the best of just about everything.

All is Quiet: Is there but looks rotten.

Finger of Fate: Thin...doesn't look like the pillar is touching.

Best part of the day was the Bald Eagle that flew by 20 feet from us! Better than a double rainbow!
Christian "crisco" Burrell
From PG, Utah
Joined May 18, 2007
2,274 points
Dec 7, 2010
Just drove down LCC got a look at the ice. We're starting over. Scruffy Band has all but melted out. GWI is unclimbable with huge holes and water everywhere. With the weather that's predicted we should be back to zero by the end of the week cdec
From SLC and Moab, ut
Joined Jan 3, 2007
254 points
Dec 15, 2010
Drove by stairway today. The temps were in the 20's and the ice is beginning to form again. Perhaps the lower pitch (apron) will be in by this weekend. The ice was forming the most on the eastern side of the apron as well. If I go snowboarding again, I will update the conditions as I drive by. akafaultline
Joined Nov 27, 2007
70 points
Dec 21, 2010
Tour Ronde North Face
It's been really warm. Raining at the mouth of LCC.

I drove over Soldier's Summit outside of Price on Sunday night (Dec 19th) and it was raining heavily there too.
Kai Larson
From Sandy, Utah
Joined Jan 6, 2006
260 points
Dec 21, 2010
i drove by stairway on monday-the ice is starting over again. I should be drving by today as well. akafaultline
Joined Nov 27, 2007
70 points
Dec 21, 2010
Ouray...
I went out to GWI this afternoon just to look. I know, there was no chance it was going to be frozen, but I still went to look. So sad. Not even close; just a gushing, beautiful waterfall surrounded by snow. I'm guessing this is pretty much the case for everything in the state right now.

I'm considering heading out to the GWI, and just politely asking it (and the rest of the climbs in Utah) to consider freezing. Anyone want to join me? We can just sit and wait and drink beer until it freezes. That would be nice.
jnrose5
Joined Feb 21, 2006
21 points
Dec 21, 2010
Drove by stairway again today (12.21), There was so much snow it was kind of hard to tell how thick the ice as was at first. The ice is still thin. I think in 2-3 days, as long as the temps stay cold the apron should come in. There was virtually nothing (no ice) formed on the upper pitches. Sad. akafaultline
Joined Nov 27, 2007
70 points
Dec 22, 2010
The dirtsicle was in when I drove past this afternoon. It's been above freezing in Joe's the last 3 or 4 days. Anyone driven through Upper Weber canyon lately? Croyden area? there's a couple smears that come in occasionally. LeviK
Joined Jul 1, 2009
0 points
Dec 25, 2010
I hiked up to the base of GWI yesterday (12-24) and it's gone. There is the thinest possible sheet if ice on it, but for the most part there is nothing. If the temperature drops a little it should be thin but climbable by the end of the week. I will be heading up again on Thursday or Friday to update the conditions on stairway to heaven and bridal veil. Kiwi
From Stansbury Park, UT
Joined Dec 25, 2010
11 points
Dec 26, 2010
Went to Santaquin today (12/25). It was worse than the last time I went there (12/17). There was nothing climbable. I didn't have a camera this time, but here is a pic of Squash head as of 12/17. Shiho
Joined Dec 26, 2010
121 points


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