Type: Ice, 380 ft (115 m), 2 pitches
FA: Robbie Colbert, Tim Wagner, 1997
Page Views: 489 total · 16/month
Shared By: Alec L on Feb 6, 2022
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane

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Warning Access Issue: Mt. Nebo Wilderness on south side of Santaquin Canyon. DetailsDrop down
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Allow Me To Break The Ice Suggest change

[In your best Arnold accent] Tonight's forecast: A Freeze Is Coming. 

A long and aesthetic flow splitting a prominent cliff band up high on the N side of the canyon. When this is in you can easily see it from I-15.

p1: 210' of mostly rambling lower-angle ice with a short WI3 step in the middle. Start can be thin. Depending on where you belay, a little simulclimbing may be required with a 60m rope. WI3

p2: 110' of much steeper ice with two short vertical steps brings you to a nice snow ledge. From here you can either build a screw belay or continue another 40' to the top of the route, where a small slung tree serves as the rappel anchor. WI4

Cool party. Descend from small slung trees or V-threads. 2 60m raps get you back to your packs.

Location Suggest change

Walk 10 minutes or so up the road past the first gate. Occasionally you'll get views of the route. You can either straight up the gully to your left (the one that connects to the route) or head up the ridgeline just to its left (W). Either way, you want to wind up this ridgeline (pop out of the gully before it gets too deep) connecting open patches of snow between scrub oak bushwhacking. Eventually you can traverse down into the gully near its terminus and head back NE to the base of the route. Plan on 1.5 - 2 hours.

Stay cool, bird boy.

Protection Suggest change

You're not sending me to the cooler. No fixed gear

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