||Ice, 3 pitches, 375', Grade II
|Original: ||WI3-4 [details]|
|FA: ||Kim Miller, Jim Knight & Steve Rinefurt, 1976|
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|Submitted By: ||shawn on Dec 10, 2006 with updates
from taylor layton|
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The WI4 crux pitch
The first two pitches are low angle WI3 the last pitch is the crux pitch. There are additional pitches that often form above the last pitch. They are also low angle WI3, but can be had for a longer day.
Descent: We ended up rapping off 3 v-threads, one tree, and one set of bolts. The bolts were below the snow ramp below the crux pitch on climber's left. For this route, I would recommend bringing two ropes. We ended up making 5 rappels using one 70 meter rope and down-climbed some snow ramps. Two ropes would have been easier.
Park at the upper falls parking area and hike up the gully just down canyon from the Fang. Drive 6.2 miles up canyon passing the Nunn’s Park turnout. Look for a sharp right hand turn, and follow this road 0.5 miles to its end, then park. Head left from the parking area towards the river and cross a bridge. After the bridge, turn right and look for a snow-covered footpath. Hike west on this trail for about a quarter of a mile. If there is no track to follow through the snow, look for a brush-less gully and follow this to the base of the Miller's Thriller.
BETA PHOTO: Miller's Thriller on the left, PND on the right.
By Michael Davidson
From: San Diego, CA
Dec 13, 2011
I've found that the most direct and most brush-free path to the route can be found by walking to the west end of the railing along the Provo River Trail and then staying relatively close to the stream as you ascend South. You'd think more brush near the stream, but the stream bank provides some escape from the slide alder and other crap.
Nov 28, 2012
I finally found a trail (Bush whacked it up there for years - straight up from the trail - not fun), looks like somebody has been working hard on building a nice trail up to the Thriller and PND. Go across the Upper Bridge, then behind the abandoned cement pump house, up the main trail for ~40 yards then turn and head west. It was marked with surveyors tape and the trees were cut up pretty good for a path. We'll see how it holds up once the snow starts coming.
By Eli Harry
Jan 28, 2014
rating: WI3-4 PG13
going up trail at the pump house will take you to FMR and the Fang. if you're headed up canyon on the trail it's right after mile marker 13.5 miles. there's some black duct tape wrapped around the upper railing and just turn right immediately at the duct tape!