Iron Oxide Falls
Avg: 1 from 5 votes
|Type:||Ice, 35 ft|
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|Shared By:||John Ross on Jan 25, 2008|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionIf you're on your way back to the Wasatch Front going home from Joe's Valley and you want to swing your tools one more time, this climb is for you.
This is a reliably forming line of ice tucked away in a drainage, a short walk from the highway. If the snow is deep a pair of snow shoes are helpful for the walk in.
ProtectionProtect with a few ice screws, toprope from chain anchors, or solo (it's short and easy). Rap from anchors, hike down, or just down climb.
LocationThis climb is next to Highway 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon.
GPS: N40.00754 W111.49150 (street view available from maps.google.com)
Driving South: 1.7 miles past the Diamond Fork turn off.
Driving North: Just north of the Billies Mountain pass. Billies Mountain pass is where the highway was carved through the mountain to bypass the Thistle mudslide.
Watch for a small drainage on the east side of the road. You can see the ice from the highway. Walk up the drainage to the base.
Hint: Leave a note on your car dash explaining your whereabouts, so UHP doesn't give you an "abandoned car" sticker.