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Main Canyon Road Ice 


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Submitted By: shawn on Nov 4, 2006
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Description 

There is a ton of ice that forms along the main canyon road.


Getting There 

Driving West into Maple Canyon there are tons of Ice formations on the South Wall.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Canyon Road Ice:
Chicken Limbo   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
Roadside Couloir   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 60'   
Running Man   WI4     Ice, 2 pitches, 160'   
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Hard to see the bottom of VPL through the trees, but, top of route is viewable.  Bottomless/Topless just out of view to the right.  Feb 08.

VPL WI4  UT : Maple Canyon : ... : Main Canyon Road Ice
Start up the steep chimney, taking advantage of butt scumming rest positions. Confined tool swings. After around 30 feet of chimney, exit out slightly right to large, lower angle bulge of ice. Follow this larger flow straight up trending slightly left passing one lower angle break. Also may be possible to continue straight past the chimney to a lower angle finish and some brush for anchors, especially if the ice to the right isn't that inspiring....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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1/08/09 Yellow Rapture, Seldom Seen and Skidders.
BETA PHOTO: 1/08/09 Yellow Rapture, Seldom Seen and Skidders.
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By Stymingersfink
Dec 21, 2007


The BEST single book for Maple Canyon Ice Climbs is Jason Stevens' Maple Canyon Ice Climbing, available at area specialty equipment shops (or perhaps from him directly if you contact him on this site). Read it, especially his section on vehicular access issues.


All of the climbs in Maple Canyon absolutely require snow to provide moisture for the melt/freeze which forms these climbs, so snow-covered roads are pretty much a given. Plan to hike or skin up the road. It's a nice warm-up for the climbing, and will alleviate a lot of opportunities for a headache.



again, for emphasis:


The BEST single book for Maple Canyon Ice Climbs is Jason Stevens' Maple Canyon Ice Climbing, available at area specialty equipment shops (or perhaps from him directly if you contact him on this site). Read it, especially his section on vehicular access issues.


All of the climbs in Maple Canyon absolutely require snow to provide moisture for the melt/freeze which forms these climbs, so snow-covered roads are pretty much a given. Plan to hike or skin up the road. It's a nice warm-up for the climbing, and will alleviate a lot of opportunities for a headache.


Got that? ;)