Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Ice, Alpine, 80 ft (24 m)|
|Page Views:||369 total · 12/month|
|Shared By:||zeb engberg on Mar 23, 2019|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane|
Continued access to Box Canyon is at the pleasure of the private landowner. Please...no dogs, no defecating in canyon. Pack it out. Pack it all out.
The best single book for Maple Canyon Ice Climbs is Jason Stevens' Maple Canyon Ice Climbing, available at area specialty equipment shops (or perhaps from him directly if you contact him on this site). Read it, especially his section on vehicular access issues.
All of the climbs in Maple Canyon absolutely require snow to provide moisture for the melt/freeze which forms these climbs, so snow-covered roads are pretty much a given. Plan to hike or skin up the road. It's a nice warm-up for the climbing, and will alleviate a lot of opportunities for a headache.
Worm Hunt sees no sun and seems to form after sufficient snow. On the day I climbed this in late March, nearly every other ice route in Maple had melted out or collapsed. This climb is situated at nearly 8000' in elevation, keeping the ice persisting into the late season.