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Routes in Spanish Fork Canyon / Hwy 6 Ice

Iron Oxide Falls WI3
Pricecicle, The WI4
Sixth Water WI3+
Type: Ice, 60 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Stymingersfink on Jan 7, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Also known as The Dirtcicle this drip is found adjacent to Highway 6, if there were a pullout there one could belay from the passenger seat. It's usually one of the first climbs in Utah to show up, and is a good indicator of probable ice being found in Joe's Valley.

Not the best place to climb but this is often in before anything else.


On the west side of Highway 6, heading south as you drop down from the plateau at about mile marker 223; approximately 6 miles north of Helper. You'll probably drive past it, realize it, then turn around. The turnout closest to the climb is directly across the road from the climb (east side of road), use caution when approaching the climb else become roadkill.


Stevie Nacho   Utah
Hey Mr. Bones,

Although Frozen Assets is a noble objective, one of which I would drive hours to complete, we didn't top out the route. If you remember, we were blown with warm wind,melted off the thing, and robbed of the last two pitches. This is similiar to that of the Great Ampitheater Gulley the same year. Another possible good time thwarted by warm weather. Nothing like ice climbing is the blazing sun with really warm weather.
Need I emphasize again that ice climbing is fun, yet very dissapointing. I cut turns in deep powder today off the top of Glory Bowl. That snow was in, and every turn good. It was cold as heaven and I wasn't praying for the ice to stay put.
I predict that ice climbing will take a new turn. This will be indoors, climate controlled and always reliable. I wish I were wrong.

Buenos Noches Hombres

-The Nacho Jan 27, 2009
Bill Bones  
Hey hey, TP and Nacho are pulling out all the poop jokes against Bill Bones. I see I see. TP there is only one thing I want you to remember. The shit eating grin when we topped out on the Frozen Assets last year. No poop there. I have a picture of that grin not to mention the damn good food afterwords. Ok that might have transpired to POOp but not frozen poop. Hey Nacho. I hear you have 2 feet O snow stuck to those skis of yers??????? aint skeerd

Bill Bones Jan 27, 2009
Bill Bones  
I take it the Nacho is feeling a little pooped out as he likes to make up stories about hidden bolts. This guy "The Nacho" has been known to tell tall tail's. He told me that he enjoys sking over Ice climbing. Well maybe because global warming is ending Ice Climbing as we know it, though the ski pack is not much better. Back to the task at had. Truth be told the nacho has hiked many miles to ice climb 12 feet of ice and I have seen a few bolts with the stamp SN a few feet off the ground "bitch bolts" or should I say "nacho bolts" for his porta ledge because he is afraid of bugs and white mice. Not to mention they are all at sport crags.

Bill Bones Jan 23, 2009
Stevie Nacho   Utah
Yes I did find some poop near the poopcicle. That poop belonged to Bill Bones. After getting the courage to aid/ice climb the bottom 20' of this crapcicle, he screamed down to me in horror. After removing myself from a cocoon of down and highway noise, I realized Bill was asking me for assistance. He wanted me to tie the powerdrill to his hall line. I know that cordless drills don't last in the cold, however Bill has devised a plan to keep the battery warm. He keep the battery in his "warm spot" drive down. Afterwards, he wraps the battery in 30 dollars worth of hardwarmers inside a whole roll of reynolds wrap. You may ask why all the prep for a drill. This is because Bill likes to drill hidden bolts in secret places throughout the ice climbs of the west. If he is "sketched" he drills.

Poop is not ice.

THe Nacho Jan 23, 2009
Bill Bones  

If I remember correctly you enjoyed the dirtcicle as well and though Im flattered by your round about way of a complement and thrash all at once you can not convince me that when the ice is good you would rather ski. As for the reference to the frozen poop. didnt you find some poop around the dirtcicle? To all others, the Dirtcicle is fun. Go for it. Ice is too rare to be picky.

Bill Bones Jan 18, 2009
Stevie Nacho   Utah
If poop froze, Bill Bones would send his picks into it and call it good. This guy, Bill Bones, has a constant frozen wood for anything cold and climbable. One must commend him on his enthusiam, yet we must help him understand that skiing is more fun and much more consistant. Bill Bones lived in Las Vegas for years, yet managed to climb more ice that most northerners. Once again Bill, not all frozen poop is good.

-The Nacho Jan 8, 2009
Bill Bones  
This is way worth the effort. I find the constant noise and falling dirt exciting. Jan 8, 2009
At least I am actually having fun... Dec 23, 2008
My diamond earings are too heavy and my gold shoes are too tight! Too much crying...not enough can be fun enough. Dec 20, 2008
Laced with Cyanide. Keep your mouth closed during any ascents. Jan 11, 2008
Brian in SLC
Sandy, Utah
Brian in SLC   Sandy, Utah
I'll have to say, its worth doing, and, funner and more substantial that it looks. Also, having chunks of dirt rain down on you from the exposed coal seams give it a sorta chossy alpine feel, and, combined with diesel fumes, jake braking trucks, traffic noise, and short approach, make it quite the experience.... Jan 9, 2008