Provo Canyon Ice Rock 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.
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.
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
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Provo Canyon Ice:
Featured Route For Provo Canyon Ice
Stairway to Heaven
WI5+ R Utah
: Wasatch Range
: ... : Provo Canyon Ice
P1 (WI3, 190'): The reliably forming first pitch is also known as "The Apron". This area is popular for beginners and top-roping. Belay from either of two sets of chains on a truck sized boulder. Scramble up the slope to the base of P2. P1 can be bypassed via a walk-around to the west.Safety Note: There is a set of chains on each side of the truck sized boulder above the first pitch ("rock-strewn ledge"). Because of the large amount of loose rock on the sloping ledge there is significant ...[more] Browse More Classics in Utah
BETA PHOTO: (12-17-09) Bridal Veil area ice climbs. (White Ni...
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: ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=...
Looks like the lead climber's father posted what happened. There is also a video on ktvx.com'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?
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