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New Mountain Gear catalog, where in Utah is this ice climb?

Postby HeyItsBen » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:04 pm

Very cool cover on the new mgear catalog, anyone know where this is?

The photographer was Whit Richardson, the climber is Ralph Ferrara, the description says "a sandstone arch in Utah."

Anyway, a very cool photo and fun looking climb.

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Postby kiwiw » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:07 pm

I just got this too, I was wondering the same thing!
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Postby Day Hiker » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:00 pm

Wow, really cool. I'm not into ice climbing, but the fact that it's in Colorado Plateau sandstone makes me tempted.

Don't you just hate when catalogs don't list the photo locations on the inside cover or something? :evil:
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Postby kevin trieu » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:14 pm

hey Mike, maybe this is what the boys are doing out at the Freeze Fest.
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Postby Mark Doiron » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:20 pm

My son was just asking me about this, after I saw the catalog earlier. We both had the same question: Where exactly is this? Cool photo, anyway. --mark d.
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Postby Scott » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:33 pm

Bobbys Hole/Harts Draw, just east of Canyonlands NP.

Anyway, for those that don't know how to get there, the route starts just north of the Wind Whistle Campground on the Needles Overlook Road. Just north of Wild Whistle Rock is a rough dirt road heading SW which is the best place to park.

I assume icing up like that is a pretty rare occasion though.
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Postby Day Hiker » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:47 pm

Scott wrote:Bobbys Hole/Harts Draw, just east of Canyonlands NP.

Anyway, for those that don't know how to get there, the route starts just north of the Wind Whistle Campground on the Needles Overlook Road. Just north of Wild Whistle Rock is a rough dirt road heading SW which is the best place to park.

I assume icing up like that is a pretty rare occasion though.


I KNEW that Scott would know, but I forgot to post that fact earlier.

I saw some recent photos from southeast Utah that showed snow down at elevations I would not expect. The Colorado-Dirty Devil confluence area in Lake Powell was mostly covered in ice, which seemed odd, considering there is a small but non-zero flow there. That's around elevation 3700 feet.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mschasch/4242590006/in/set-72157623132472818/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mschasch/4241819967/in/set-72157623132472818/
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Postby marauders » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:13 am

Scott wrote:Bobbys Hole/Harts Draw, just east of Canyonlands NP.

Anyway, for those that don't know how to get there, the route starts just north of the Wind Whistle Campground on the Needles Overlook Road. Just north of Wild Whistle Rock is a rough dirt road heading SW which is the best place to park.

I assume icing up like that is a pretty rare occasion though.


Good to know. Looks like we were all thinking the same thing when we saw that photo. Definitely a place I want to visit.
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Postby Ed F » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:05 pm

I assume icing up like that is a pretty rare occasion though.


Yeah, I wonder what year this was taken. Amazing shot.
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Postby byates » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:15 am

[quote="sisyphus"][quote]I assume icing up like that is a pretty rare occasion though.[/quote

This has been one of coldest December/January's that the area has seen for a while, my be a great shot of finding the ice in good form right now.
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Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:19 am

That guy really sewed up the climb, eh?
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