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Hidden Haven - WI3

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Ice
G
4
4 to 5 screws
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty WI3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

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.

Descent Options:

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
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Route ID: 74500

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Ratings
  Difficulty WI3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kevinhansen on 2009-02-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Well Worth the afternoon.

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!

I'm always looking for a climbing partener. I live in Kanab 1 hour south of Zion.
kevin_likes_to_climb_much@hotmail.com

Added: 2009-02-11

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: lunarecstacy on 2006-01-16 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Awesome route. Don't ruin it by dragging a million people up it.

Added: 2006-01-16