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By Sunny-D
From SLC, Utah
Jan 30, 2014
Top of Jah-Man Sister Superior
Just a heads up. UDOT does shoot the bridal veil side of the canyon on a semi regular basis. I have talked with them several days, that they are down there. They are pretty cool when you take an interest in what they are doing. They have shown me areas on a map that they are doing control work in.

By Warbonnet
From Utah, India and Cambodia
Jan 30, 2014
FA "Unfinished Business" 5.11cR Wind Riv...

Thanks for the info; I've heard from many today (Thurs) re: what's with the avi's and whether the festival is still on. Obviously it is.

Thanks much.

By Dan.C
Jan 31, 2014
Hello everyone, yes it still on and were excited for you all to come out! I just spoke with several avalanche professionals and the things are looking good for us to continue with the plan to run the climbing at Stairway. UDOT will not be shooting the Bridal Veil Falls drainage as they don’t see there is a reason at this time. To do so they would need to coordinate with several agencies as well as close the road. Excited to have you come out!!!

By Dan.C
Jan 31, 2014
In case you haven't seen the schedule on line here it is:

Saturday (Feb 1st) -
7:30 am – 8:15 am Specialized Clinic Demos Check Out (Stairway, Provo Canyon)
8:30 am – 4:00 pm Ice Clinics (Stairway Area) ($79, includes equipment and all day instruction. (Scott Adamson / Andy Knight / Matt Tuttle)
8:30 am – 4:00 pm Come and Swing on the Ice 1-2 Laps (Stairway Area, Provo Canyon) Perfect for first timers and for those wanting to get some more climbing in. (Cost $15 Equipment / Instruction Provided (Stairway Area, Provo Canyon)
Time Slots are 8:30 / 9:45 / 11:00 / 12:15 / 2:45 (Come 30 Minutes Early). Hike can be slow for some. If you fit that category come earlier to give you ample time.

10:00 am and 1:00 pm Snowshoe Clinics ($Free)
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Contests (Slack Lining, Ice Tool Toss, & More) ($Free)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Presentation Stacy Taniguchi and Scott Adamson (UVU Room SC 206 A,B,C / Student Center)
9:45 pm After Party - (at Bridal Veil Parking Area) Live music, heated tent, bonfire, and more. (Open to all who participate in Come and Swing program, ice clinics, snowshoe clinics or presentations)($10 reg /$5 with Student Card and free for participants from day activities)

Register in advance to secure your spot with Linda at 801-874-5361

By Sean H
From San Francisco, CA
Feb 2, 2014
Da Bugs
Had a blast! Hope everyone else did.

Much thanks to the organizers, and hope the fest keeps going.

By Abe Tomco
Feb 2, 2014
Yes, thanks Dan for all your work. Great festival! Thanks to Matt T for all your work too. Great to get to know you. Until, next year

By Aerili
From Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 4, 2014
The West Desert...it's not just for climbing, suck...
Thanks much for organizing the event! I met Dan Saturday night at the slideshows and after party and he is a super nice and swell guy, incredibly down-to-earth.

Also, the documentaries about Jeff Lowe and the FA of Colorado's Bridal Veil Falls were seriously awesome.

My only lingering question is....what is it about ice/alpine climbers that puts in them the desire to always use Metallica as their video compilation soundtrack?? It's almost downright hilarious!!

By kevinhansen
From Albion Idaho
Feb 4, 2014
Why I do it...
Aerili wrote:
the documentaries about Jeff Lowe and the FA of Colorado's Bridal Veil Falls were seriously awesome.

What do I got to do to get to see that? Is there a link. a website, a download, a DVD?
So far this is what I've found.

By CozellaTH
From Idaho Falls, Idaho
Feb 5, 2014

I don't know if either video is public released yet. The Jeff Lowe documentary was called "Metanoia" you might be able to find it that way.

If I find a link I will add it here.

This is a link for the Bridal Veil Colorado FA

By Spencer Weiler
From Salt Lake city
Feb 6, 2014


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