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Provo Canyon is a major canyon east of the cities of Provo and Orem. The Provo River, renowned for fly fishing, starts high in the Uinta mountains and flows through the canyon after passing though two reservoirs.

Provo Canyon contains world-renowned ice climbing and a smattering of developed rock climbing routes on limestone.

Also running through the canyon is US Highway 189 connecting the Provo-Orem area with the Heber Valley.

Getting There 

From I-15 exit eastbound on the Orem 800 North exit. Follow 800 N until it ends and curves left into US 189 at the mouth of Provo Canyon.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

29 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Provo Canyon:
Bridal Veil Left   WI4-5     Ice, 2 pitches, 200'   Provo Canyon Ice
The Finger of Fate   WI4 PG13     Ice, 3 pitches, 500'   Provo Canyon Ice
Itchy and Scratchy   WI3 M2-3     Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 60'   Provo Canyon Ice
Apron Mixed Route   M5     Mixed, 40'   Provo Canyon Ice
Millers Thriller   WI3-4     Ice, 3 pitches, 375'   Provo Canyon Ice
The Fang   WI5     Ice, 3 pitches, 390'   Provo Canyon Ice
White Nightmare   WI4-5     Ice, 2 pitches, 150'   Provo Canyon Ice
Stewart Falls   WI5 R     Ice, Alpine, 1 pitch, 220'   Sundance Ski Resort
Bridal Veil Right   WI4-5     Ice, 2 pitches, 200'   Provo Canyon Ice
Stairway to Heaven   WI5+ R     Ice, 10 pitches, 1000'   Provo Canyon Ice
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Featured Route For Provo Canyon
Stairway to Haven 1993.  If you look close you can...

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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Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon.
Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon.

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By kBobby
From: Spokane, WA
Dec 14, 2006
Here is a remote weather station near the mouth of Provo canyon. The latitude, longitude, and elevation are listed:

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