Shark's Fangs & Super Scary Miracle
SHARK'S FANGS & SUPER SCARY MIRACLE - new area but now in Beehive Ice
Basic boundary of Shark's Fangs and Super Scary Miracle. Photo deceiving; they are NOT next door to each other, nor same height. SCM much higher elevation.
Shark's Fangs in summer. Note numerous seeps; usually flowing or wet in summer. See Beehive Ice for description. Alcoves not climbed in 2012 (obscured by curtains & pillars) but appears ice is forming inside small alcoves. You will have to place your own pro & can't advise what that may be.
Shark's Fangs started coming in about Dec 21, growing daily.
Super Scary Miracle summer 2012; much bigger, serious commitment, not for newbies, sorry. Long, wide seeps, some almost run length of bowl. Usually wet to damp in dead of summer, fed by water catchment bowls high up on mountain.
Super Scary Miracle about 4 days ago (Dec 24, 2016). 400+ ft high but wide angle lens distorts photo. A lot of ice can be seen, some hidden or confused with rock, some not quite touched down but look carefully; several curtains ready to climb. Ice "cements" to rock when cold, helped by city inversions which creep up during the night, recede during day, melting water, freezes, repeat. Can climb behind the pillars, stemming ice & rock.
Pro placed several days before climbing 2012. All climbs here & Shark's Fangs are mixed. Former, bad attitude friends rapped steep overhanging walls & helped team place a dozen+ bolts, pins. Helmets off to them; much outstanding, very hard work. Looks like a lot of pro, however, long slings helpful, pins can be slotted, placebo Specters. Move quickly, safely & can do more than one might think. In 2012, columns were solid, bonded well, came & went in less than 7 days so get on it. Note: Recon in summer of 2014 revealed some pro went to the climbing shop in the sky, likely freeze-thaw or swiped by Mr. Beckey.
World record ridiculous beta map drawn partially from Grandeur Peak parking lot. Good for kids coloring set. It actually makes sense; traveling the circles & ovals provides unique experience. To there and back again.
Full in Shark's Fangs, 2012. Columns can be entrained to form longer climbs, do laps. Unclimbed alcoves, mini-caves await FA's (but cannot advise on pro w/o more info). Most deep alcoves obscured by pillars & curtains.
Super Scary Miracle January 2012. Grew fast, new seeps, new potential routes seem to appear overnight. Some of this is in now, but super caution advised. May be worth the half hour hike up the ridge to take a look anyway. (See Beehive Ice guidebook for directions). Even if this melts out, plenty of winter left (& unfortunately helpful inversions) but formation is soaked in water.
Just posted Jan 1, 2017 on Utah Ice Conditions the status of Parley's Canyon (Sharks Fangs & Super Scary Miracle). They are coming in fast, esp. Shark's Fangs. Thick-ish, bonded, growing.