Array ( [0] => 105708955 [1] => 105708957 [2] => 105739213 [3] => 105739280 [4] => 107008080 [5] => 107008097 ) Rock Climbing Routes & Photos in Mineral Fork Ice, Wasatch Range
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Mineral Fork Ice 

Mineral Fork Ice Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,600'
Location: 40.6191, -111.6737 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: View of the ice climbing area near the West Coulio...


West aspect of Kessler, on the east side of the Mineral Fork drainage.

West and south facing, and not very well protected from sunshine, the ice here is fickle at best.

On some cold, sustained winters, this ice forms providing an amusing diversion from the local classics.

Take care with snow conditions as this area is known for avalanche fatalities.

Getting There 

Ski/snowshoe up the Mineral Fork trail for around 2 miles. Look across the valley towards the west side of Kessler, near the bottom of the West Coulior of Kessler. If the ice is in, it will be visible (weather permitting) to the right of a rock buttress.

Alternatively, if doing a ski descent of the West Coulior of Kessler, the ice is located near the bottom of the coulior, where a traverse to the right avoids a cliffy area. Look back and up to skier's right to see the main ice falls.

Climbing Season

For the Big Cottonwood Canyon area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

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Mineral Fork Ice WI4-  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Mineral Fork Ice
With an approach taking way longer than the climbing, and, ice that is fickle, this transient ice route is an interesting diversion from the more classic and commonly done ice routes.Expect the ice to be not well attached as the route is exposed to the sun. Can use the rock to gain distance up the route should the ice be "interesting". An initial steep section rolls over to a short, low angle bowl which leads to another short, steep curtain. Longer than it looks. Several possible finishes av...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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