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Routes in Provo Canyon Ice

Type: Ice, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Brian Smoot & Bill Robins, 1987
Page Views: 1,352 total, 11/month
Shared By: bsmoot on Jan 8, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Upper Bridal Veil Falls is the natural ice that forms during periods of very cold weather. It comes in just right of the main falls and is climbable about once every 3 years.

P1 - Some approach ice leads to the first pitch, which is a hollow, free standing vertical pillar about 80-100'. Belay on a welcome ledge.
P2 - Climb thin, slightly overhanging ice to the top. Bolts or trees may be found.

The base of the main pillar rests on a slab of limestone, where there is a lot of running water, so this climb should only be attempted during periods of very cold temperatures.

Some excellent, steep ice farming has been done to the right and to the left of Upper Bridal Veil.

Location

Approach by hiking the trail to the East or climbing Bridal Veil Falls to the upper bowl. The Upper Falls form up just right of the main falls. Descend by rappeling from bolts placed for ice farming projects (2 ropes). You can also hike West to a gully that heads down some moderate ice and snow. You can avoid rappeling the lower section by traversing the terraces a bit to get down to the bottom of the Upper Falls basin.

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