Ice climbing up a narrow canyon. Several steps to the final 90 foot ice flow. Parowan is a little town North of Cedar City Utah on I-15. As your looking East from the interstate, you will see 1 major canyon. That is Parowan Canyon. If you drive to the top, you'll get to Bryanhead ski resort. Drive up the canyon untill you see a pull out to the North, (Its your first real pull out with a trail head and fence) From there follow the footpath down stream and over a bridge. From there you will see a small canyon trending North-South. Hidden Haven is at the head of this little canyon. The falls are formed by an active flowing efemral stream.
Rap the route, Trees and fixed anchors are available. Be sure to clean off old anchors and put down your own.
Submitted by: gordonl.larsen on 2009-05-03
Route ID: 74500
When I was there, the stream was flowing behind a shell of ice inches to a foot thick. Temps were perfect to make plastic ice... The first pitch is very short (30 feet) but steep. You may want one screw before you pull the lip, but I didn't bother. Pitches 2 and 3 are hardly worth roping up for. They are short and very low angle. Think WI 1-2. Pitch 4 is what totaly redeamed this route. Steep ramp for the first 30 feet, then 85 degree ice up to a slot canyon finish. I placed 2 screws, but should have protected the top more. I'd think 4 screws would be more than enough to lead. What a great climb!
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