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Routes in Huntington Canyon Ice

Inspired by Gravity WI4-5
Type: Ice, 85 ft
FA: Doug Coats and Tim Thompson '87 ?
Page Views: 692 total · 7/month
Shared By: Brian in SLC on Feb 18, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Fun, classic route in a great location.

After a 20 to 30 minute approach, note the nifty 8 foot high deep alcove at the base of the route.

Climb (either solo or rope up for a very short approach pitch of maybe 20 feet) up to the stance just left of the large pine tree. Belay here for the last steep section.

Up steep ice. Belay and rappel from tree(s) anchor.

Take care on/after snowy espisodes with the approach/egress as the slopes to the south of the route look very avalanche prone.

This is a great route.

Location

Route is hard to see from the road. Between MM 34 and 35, on the southwest side of the road, look for a blue pourover peeking out just barely over the top of trees.

Between Tie Fork Canyon and Bear Creek Canyon, but on the opposite side of the road.

Might be the waterfall coming out of Little Bear Canyon. Anyone know?

Take care crossing the creek. Usually, just down stream from the flat parking area (same side of the road as the ice but may be snowy), the creek bends in a "Z" with a straight section in the direction of the route. May be possible to cross at this point in shallower water. Up the bank, then more or less aim for the back of the canyon alcove where the pour over is. Normal approach may be on the left side of the drainage coming from the ice route.

Rappel route.

Protection

Ice screws.

Rappel from trees.

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