Type: Ice, 400 ft (121 m), 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: Steve Henry and Jason Kartchner
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Description

This is the most dependable flow in the area and a good one. Misrepresented in David Black's Ice Climbing Utah book, this is an excellent climb.
Pitch 1- WI-3 Fat 30-40 vertical flow starting at the end of the canyon. Belay from slings at a tree 15 feet back from the ice. continue up snow (class II) for 200' to the base of pitch 2
Pitch 2- WI-2 climb a short, thin flow for 30-40 feet. Usually done unroped. Continue up snow (class II) for 100' to the base of pitch 3.
Pitch 3- WI-2 climb a short, thin flow for 40 feet. Usually done unroped. If this is melted out it can be climbed at M3/4 R
Pitch 4 WI-4 The goods. This is what it is all about. Climb a thin flow for 35' to the inner-sanctum ledge, then climb another 50' to another ledge. Look ten feet up to a tree- that's your anchor. Climb up and around to sling anchor. The ice can be thin for the last 10 feet to the ledge. 60 M rope required.

Descend rap route.

Location

Take highway 143 towards Brian Head. 5.2 miles from the Shingle Brook Condos at the mouth of the canyon, there is a large parking area on the left lined with a wooden fence. The trail parallels the road down canyon briefly, before turning right (East) into the prominent canyon. The end of the canyon is the beginning of the climb. Roughly 15 minute approach.

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