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Provo Canyon has the highest concentration of ice in the Salt Lake and Utah county area. There are numerous lines on both sides of the canyon. However, most of the thickest routes are on the south side of the canyon, where it gets less sunlight. The two most popular areas in the canyon are Bridal Veil Falls and Stairway to Heaven. Both have a rich variety of climbs. This is where many of us learn how great the world of ice is. As the sport of ice climbing has grown in popularity, the canyons' routes have gotten steadily more crowded because of their easy access. Often times on a Saturday as you drive up the canyon you can see a dozen or more climbers all over the ice. But there's usually enough to go around. Great place for climbers of any skill level.
Heading North or South on I-15, take the 8th North exit in Orem and head East towards the Mountains. This road takes you straight into the canyon on Hwy 189. From Park City, head south on Hwy 40 to Heber City, and then west on Hwy 189 into the canyon. Bridal Veil and Stairway to Heaven can be accessed by parking in Nunn's Park.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Provo Canyon Ice:
The Finger of Fate WI4 PG13 Ice, 3 pitches, 500'
Itchy and Scratchy WI3 M2-3 Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 60'
Apron Mixed Route M5 Mixed, 40'
Bridal Veil Left WI4-5 Ice, 2 pitches, 200'
Millers Thriller WI3-4 Ice, 3 pitches, 375'
Bridal Veil Right WI4-5 Ice, 2 pitches, 200'
White Nightmare WI4-5 Ice, 2 pitches, 150'
The Fang WI5 Ice, 3 pitches, 390'
Stairway to Heaven WI5+ R Ice, 10 pitches, 1000'
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Stairway to Heaven WI5+ R UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Provo Canyon Ice
P1 (WI3, 190'): The reliably forming first pitch is also known as "The Apron". This area is popular for beginners and top-roping. Belay from either of two sets of chains on a truck sized boulder. Scramble up the slope to the base of P2. P1 can be bypassed via a walk-around to the west.Safety Note: There is a set of chains on each side of the truck sized boulder above the first pitch ("rock-strewn ledge"). Because of the large amount of loose rock on the sloping ledge there is significant ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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