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The Candlestick 


Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus: WI5-6 [details]
FA: Mark Bennett & Brian Smoot, 1985
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Submitted By: shawn on Nov 1, 2006

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The Candlestick in late February. Fat and wet at t...

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Steep pillar.


Hike about .40 miles from the gate keeping your eyes on the South wall until 3 routes come into view. Climb the gully. The Candlestick is the formation on the right. Rappel from trees.



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Rock Climbing Photo: The Candlestick climbs the fall on the right. Auto...
The Candlestick climbs the fall on the right. Auto...
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By bheller
From: SL UT
Feb 21, 2010
rating: WI5-6

Use care at the top out of this one- I experienced poor detached ice and a smooth slab underneath that offered no good options for hooking. I have been told these conditions are pretty standard for this route.
By Allen Sanderson
From: Oootah
Mar 3, 2010
rating: WI5

Yup pretty typical, BITD there used to be a branch stuck down that you could throw a sling over to protect the last 15'. Always made for an exciting exit.
By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 1, 2013
rating: WI5-6

As of 2/28/12 there is a loop of cord hanging down from the tree belay that you can clip while on lead since there are no screw placements at the topout.

The first mini-pitch curtain of ACT can be climbed to access the Candlestick.
By G Carpenter
From: SLC, UT
Feb 4, 2014

On 1/26/14 the cord/rope Garrett described was froze in place at top and bottom of it with approx. a 3' section of the middle of the cord/rope exposed.

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