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By kevinhansen
From Albion Idaho
Nov 30, 2012
Why I do it...
Brian in SLC wrote:
Nope. Way too warm. Mid 40's at Alta.

How about Dirtcicle?

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By cdec
From SLC and Moab, ut
Nov 30, 2012
Climbed it 2 days ago. look at page 1.

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By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 30, 2012
Cleaning up in Jenny Lake.
Climbed the dirtcicle this morning. It's in halfway decent shape (similar to the photo on page one) but super drippy even at dawn. Get there early and bring a hardshell. Some fun moves on the left side if you're adventurous.

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By scott cooney
From La Casa Taco
Nov 30, 2012
11th hour of the Sundial
anybody know of anything in other than the dirtcicle?

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By kevinhansen
From Albion Idaho
Nov 30, 2012
Why I do it...
I just called the Jackson HMG and Exum and no one is answering while its dumping. "Lake Louise isn't even frozen, its been so warm."
There is a guy who is climbing up a ton in Hyalite. He posted this earlier today

I wouldn't be too bummed about ice conditions out here, and certainly wouldn't cancel a trip if you already had it planned.

Over the last 3 days I have climbed the Scepter, Mummy II, The Matrix, Responsible Family Man, and the Dribbles. All were in great condition. Over by Emerald Lake Sleight of Hand, High Fidelity, and Comet/Asteroid are all in. Flanders: Champagne Sherb/Slot and High Crimes are in, looked like Killer Pillar was very close to touching about 5 days ago. Main Fork: All the climbs mentioned above, plus G1 and 2, Hangover, Greensleeves, Twin Falls, Elevator Shaft, the Thrill, drytool routes on the Unnamed Wall, Feeding the Cat, Climb Above Dribbles... all are in. Looks like things are going to stay warm for a few days but overall ice season is in full swing over here!

cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbt...

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By Briggs
From Vernal, UT
Nov 30, 2012
Tangled up in blue
Well, that's good news to me. Heading to Cody/Hyalite for 6 days on Thursday. Bozeman Ice Fest should be good times. Hopefully things get cold pretty quick, this 50 deg. crap ain't going to make any ice

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By earl mcalister
From idaho
Dec 1, 2012
me
Headed to the Dirtcicle (is this also known as the Price sicle?) tomorrow morning. Leaving SLC at 6 am. Let me know if you want a ride or to meet up. Was planning on TR soloing it unless someone wants to swap belays. Will check email first thing in morning. Shoot me your phone #.

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By jackson marvell
From lindon utah
Dec 2, 2012
bugaboo spire
Did anyone end up climbing the dirtcicle yesterday?

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By Matt Wolski
From Salt Lake City
Dec 3, 2012
...took a 20 ft'er about five minutes after this p...
Earl, take me, take me! Oh wait, I'm stuck at work. You should check out the Mirror Lake Highway in the Uinta, too. Brandon and I had great luck there this time last year.

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By earl mcalister
From idaho
Dec 4, 2012
me
Climbed it on Friday. It was a constant trickle of water by 8:00 when I started climbing. Did several laps and by 11:30 when I left it was a cold shower. Matt, wish you could have been there. It was a good warm up for the season.

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By Shakes the Clown
Dec 4, 2012
Can you hike to the top of the Dirtcicle to set up a TR?

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By cdec
From SLC and Moab, ut
Dec 4, 2012
Yup. The hike starts to the east of the climb. Easy access to the two equalized sapling and a fence post anchor.

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By kevinhansen
From Albion Idaho
Dec 4, 2012
Why I do it...
cdec wrote:
Yup. The hike starts to the east of the climb. Easy access to the two equalized sapling and a fence post anchor.


Yea man, The new blue cordage is mine. Its too bad with as popular as the route can be that there isn't a place to drill permanent anchors. I suppose you could drape a mile of chain from the cement thing up higher, but I bet someone would snatch it if given the chance.
Kevin

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By cdec
From SLC and Moab, ut
Dec 4, 2012
Yeah. I really looked around a bit the other day and it is a gravel pit up top. It's about as good as it can be though. Maybe someone wants to take a hammer to that post and drive it a bit deeper.

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By Sunny-D
From SLC, Utah
Dec 4, 2012
Top of Jah-Man Sister Superior
I was the original post installer. We were down there a couple weeks ago and took the second post and drove it into the ground a few feet up from the first post. If you look the second post is only sticking out of the ground about 2 1/2-3 feet which means that at least 4 ft of that post is in the ground. Not much you can do with the post that is right on the edge it is too rocky right there to get in any further and it is frozen in place. With the Blue static line running up to the cottonwood and those two posts equalized together you have a solid anchor. There is not much else right there to anchor to. If you are really worried you can take another 120' piece of rope and run it up and south to the big cottonwood tree that is up on the top of the hill.
Dallen

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By cdec
From SLC and Moab, ut
Dec 4, 2012
Thanks Dallen. Not worried at all. At first glance it looks horrible but it is actually bomber as you described. Kinda thought that might be why the post wasn't deeper.
Lets hope the cold actually makes it as forecast.

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By chadnuesmeyer
Dec 5, 2012
Take it easy
Does anybody have an update on Joe's, Maple, or the northern ice (Ogden or Logan)?

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By Sunny-D
From SLC, Utah
Dec 5, 2012
Top of Jah-Man Sister Superior
There is "some" ice up in the Uintahs. I was there yesterday and the road was open and drivable. We found a small piece at about 5 miles past the Soapstone gate on the east side of the road. I think it is the Colbert Creek Drainage. If you go stay out of the drainage and approach on the north (left) side of the drainage. The climb consists of 3 steps of ice. Anchors would be rock gear (very small rack .5-2 with a set of nuts) or you can just free solo the whole thing at a very moderate grade WI 3- Probably not worth the effort but it was fun getting out to explore. It has a walk off and there is an old trail going down the North (up canyon side)
We didn't see anything else along the road and we hiked from the Murdock Basin Turnoff all the way to Trial Lake and into Wall Lake. We were in a Civic. With a 4x4 you can go farther. One guy in a nice rig with snowmobiles parked at the upper provo River Falls. If you op for this option take skis or snow shoes- Thigh deep snow. We didn't and it made for a long day.
Dallen

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By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 5, 2012
Cleaning up in Jenny Lake.
I went and did some laps on the dirtcicle yesterday morning. Looks about the same as it did on Friday. The water is now dripping down the left side but it's still a fun climb.
Early season dirtcicle.
Early season dirtcicle.

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By scott cooney
From La Casa Taco
Dec 5, 2012
11th hour of the Sundial
chadnuesmeyer wrote:
Does anybody have an update on Joe's, Maple, or the northern ice (Ogden or Logan)?



Ogdens way to warm still, hiked into Malans the other day and its not even trying to form, sad since it almost formed back in November, still trying to get beta on Logan, might go for a drive up there in the next day or two

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By David Sweet
From Moscow, ID
Dec 5, 2012
A couple of questions for the SLC faithful: Will the cooller temps this weekend improve the ice conditions in the SLC area significantly?
Is there anyone who wants to hit some ice Mon. or Tue. of next week if things are in? PM me with a reply. Thanks

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By vanman798
Dec 6, 2012
Mt Ogden, Summer 2012
I'm looking for one or more fellas to ICE CLIMB the Dirtcicle with this Saturday Dec 8, 2012.

Plan is to meet in Orem at 6:30 am and carpool (can be flexible on the time).

Since I just joined this Site, I am limited on POSTING (and may not be able to reply to your post on here), as such if you are interested email me at vanman798@yahoo.com, or find me on facebook at facebook.com/#!/walter.van.the...

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By cdec
From SLC and Moab, ut
Dec 6, 2012
We have NO ice along the Wasatch front. Cooler temps will only be starting the process. There is no existing ice to improve.
In 15 years this is the latest start to a season that I have seen.

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By David Sweet
From Moscow, ID
Dec 6, 2012
OK, so no ice in the Wasatch. Where is this Dirtcicle thing? I can't find it in the database here.

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By scott cooney
From La Casa Taco
Dec 6, 2012
11th hour of the Sundial
dirtcicle aka pricicle or is it the other way around????

dirtcicle

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