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Provo Canyon Ice

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L to R R to L Alpha
7th Heaven 
All is Quiet 
Apron Ice (Various) TR 
Apron Mixed Route 
Bridal Veil Left 
Bridal Veil Right 
Creatures of the Night S 
Fang, The 
Finger of Fate, The 
FMR (F**k Me Raw) 
Itchy and Scratchy 
Lost Creek Ice Crag 
Millers Thriller 
Pipe Dream 
Post Nasal Drip 
Scratch and Sniff 
Shower Tower 
Soft 'n Juicy 
Stairway to Heaven 
Unknown to the left of All is Quiet 
Upper Bridal Veil Falls 
White Nightmare 
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Provo Canyon Ice Rock Climbing 

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Ice Climbing 

Provo Canyon has the highest concentration of ice in the Salt Lake and Utah county area. There are numerous lines on both sides of the canyon. However, most of the thickest routes are on the south side of the canyon, where it gets less sunlight. The two most popular areas in the canyon are Bridal Veil Falls and Stairway to Heaven. Both have a rich variety of climbs. This is where many of us learn how great the world of ice is. As the sport of ice climbing has grown in popularity, the canyons' routes have gotten steadily more crowded because of their easy access. Often times on a Saturday as you drive up the canyon you can see a dozen or more climbers all over the ice. But there's usually enough to go around. Great place for climbers of any skill level.

Getting There 

Heading North or South on I-15, take the 8th North exit in Orem and head East towards the Mountains. This road takes you straight into the canyon on Hwy 189. From Park City, head south on Hwy 40 to Heber City, and then west on Hwy 189 into the canyon. Bridal Veil and Stairway to Heaven can be accessed by parking in Nunn's Park.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Provo Canyon Ice

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Provo Canyon Ice:
Stairway to Heaven   WI5+ R     Ice, 10 pitches, 1000'   
White Nightmare   WI4     Ice, 2 pitches, 150'   
Bridal Veil Right   WI4-5     Ice, 2 pitches, 200'   
Millers Thriller   WI3-4     Ice, 3 pitches, 375'   
The Fang   WI5     Ice, 3 pitches, 390'   
Bridal Veil Left   WI4-5     Ice, 2 pitches, 200'   
The Finger of Fate   WI4 PG13     Ice, 3 pitches, 500'   
Apron Ice (Various)   WI2-3     TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
FMR (F**k Me Raw)   WI4     Ice, 6 pitches, 1200'   
Apron Mixed Route   M5     Mixed, 40'   
Itchy and Scratchy   WI3 M2-3     Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Provo Canyon Ice
Rock Climbing Photo: Topping out on the Apron of Stairway to Heaven.

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By Big T
From: West Jordon, Utah
May 31, 2006
A climber was injured on a route near bridal veil falls. The details are found here:

Looks like the lead climber's father posted what happened. There is also a video on's website if you search for bridal veil it will list it. It's an interview with the recovering climber.

Here's one about a McKinley climber/skier who feel 3100 feet and lived without broken bones if I remember right, it also details a hiker who died from hiking glacier point in yosemite I believe:
Nov 20, 2009
Hey all you ice/mix climbing people, hows about we start reporting conditions. I noticed this feature on some of the other states home page. I do not know how it works that is why I am throwing it out there, when I am in town I will report conditions. Good or bad idea?
Rock Climbing Photo: S.T.H.
Nov 20, 2009
I should add that the picture is an old one, I realized someone might think this is what I saw when I was up there Wednesday. P
Rock Climbing Photo: STH  Dec/20/2009
STH Dec/20/2009

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