Great White Icicle Area Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Shaun G. coming up the thrid pitch on Great White ...
Home to the popular ice climb, The Great White Icicle, the area offers some decent rock routes as well. Mostly slab climbing with rock very similar in texture to Pentapitch.
Climbers Accessing the Great White Icicle
For years ice and rock climbers have accessed the Great White Icicle and other south side areas by using the bridge and parking at the site of a small hydro-electric plant a couple of miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon. In 2010 the current owner, Cottonwood Hydro, was forced to remove the bridge during a flood event that threatened the plant. Since then Cottonwood Hydro has posted no trespassing and no parking signs to protect the plant operations and access to their private property.
As a responsible climber, you can help improve the SLCAs relationship with Cottonwood Hydro. Do not trespass or block the area and avoid the no parking and hydro hazard areas. Keep off the pipe, intake structures, and dam at all times!
During times of low water access the south side of the creek by using the recommended cross- country route shown in the map.
During times of high water use one of the bridges along the Little Cottonwood Trail provided by Cottonwood Hydro in partnership with the USFS. Bridges are located approximately ½ mile upstream or ¾ mile downstream of this location. When possible carpool from a Park and Ride to conserve the limited, available parking. Thanks for your cooperation!
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Weather station 3.1 miles from here
22 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Great White Icicle Area
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The Great White Icicle
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The Great White Icicle is one of the most popular climbs in the Salt Lake area due to the fact it's so close and has multiple pitches of ice that form up very regularly. It's a great lead and a fine climb for new ice climbers. Because of these reasons it's very often crowded, especially on weekends, so be prepared to wait and dodge ice. Always wear a helmet.Ascent:The climb is typically done in four pitches. The first pitch climbs a short moderate step (approximately 50') to the large boulder on...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
BETA PHOTO: Shaun G. on his way up on 12/01/2006.
BETA PHOTO: Another one of Shaun G. On the first pitch. 12/01...
BETA PHOTO: Shaun G. near the top of the first pitch of Great ...
BETA PHOTO: Shaun G. on the first picth of Great White on 12/0...
BETA PHOTO: In this photo you can see both climbers on the upp...
BETA PHOTO: Another unknown climber on Great White on 11/30/20...
BETA PHOTO: Unknown climber near the top of the last pitch on ...
BETA PHOTO: the rope goes up "the river's edge" 5.10...
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