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2022-04 Alaska Trip

April 6–14, 2022 For a number of years I’ve been hoping to get back to Alaska. A few obstacles have prevented me, lack of partners, lack of motivation, pandemic, etc. Finally, this year all the pieces fell into place for a return trip. It was for a shorter trip this time around, effectively a “smash […]

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2022-02-14 Hidden Haven

To cap our four day weekend off we stopped in Parowan to do an ice climb I’ve wanted to check out for a while. Parowan is on the road to Brian Head Ski Resort in southern Utah. The area is mainly arid and desert-ish, particularly in the summer time. However there’s an interesting slot canyon […]

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2022-02-05 thru 6 Maple Canyon and Santaquin

I got out on some ice over the weekend in two typical locations for Utah ice, however on rarer routes. Saturday I was in Maple Canyon with Case and scratching around on some steep ice. While some interesting routes are in they have been getting anemic over the last couple of weeks. Utah has been […]

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2020-03-07 Santaquin Climbing

March 7, 2020 Carly, Nate, and I squeaked out one last day of Utah ice climbing on Saturday. Temps were predicted to be warm, but Backoff (WI4+) is not a free standing pillar like the last couple days I’ve been out (1, 2). With the temperatures as warm as they’ve been I thought we might […]

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2020-02-29 Second Amendment

February 29, 2020 Saturday Matt and I squeaked out one more day of February ice climbing than normal. Both due to the fact that somehow Utah has had a good ice season this year despite not being a “good” year and that it was leap day. Word amongst the Utah ice climbers in the know […]