Malans Waterfall

Malans Waterfall

Malans Waterfall: II, WI5 - This was one of the first waterfalls to be ice climbed in Utah. Greg Lowe made the first ascent of the falls in 1971. The route is best climbed early in the morning before the sun hits the wall.
on Dec 3, 2006 8:06 pm
Image Type(s): Ice Climbing
Image ID: 248781


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gimpilator - Dec 16, 2006 5:37 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot!

Nice to see a bit of sun up there too.


mountaingazelle - Dec 17, 2006 6:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot!

Thank you. I got an early start on the approach hike. The sun was coming up over the ridge just as I arrived at the waterfall.

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Jan 18, 2007 5:49 pm - Voted 10/10

I know ice is cold...

but this is HOT!


mountaingazelle - Jan 18, 2007 9:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I know ice is cold...

Ha! Thanks Dan, some climbers have fallen while climbing the crux when the narrowest part of the falls has collapsed and exploded. The sun does make for nice photos but is not good for ice climbing.

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - May 18, 2007 12:33 pm - Voted 10/10

That is a hard and fun climb

I climbed Malans waterfall in 1984 with my old ice tools and alpine hammer and topped out with arms that felt like lead and almost drained of energy. Glad to see the photo


mountaingazelle - May 18, 2007 3:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: That is a hard and fun climb

Thanks! I have seen many people drained of energy after climbing Malans Waterfall. It is one of the most beautiful falls in the Ogden area.


lcarreau - Jan 28, 2008 2:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Melinda ?

Check this photo out! I just found it ...
PLEASE click.


mountaingazelle - Jan 28, 2008 3:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Melinda ?

58 seconds to spare. Fast competition if you ask me. Dan has some of the best photos for ice and mixed climbing on SP.

Mark Straub

Mark Straub - Aug 10, 2008 1:55 am - Voted 10/10


Amazing photo. I like the lighting and angle!



mountaingazelle - Aug 11, 2008 3:40 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Thanks Mark! I took this photo early in the morning. The sun was just coming out over the ridge above the waterfall.

Mctoot - Sep 10, 2008 4:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Sad Memories

Seeing Malan's waterfall iced over reminds me of the three little children who died over Christmas 1963 trying to climb it. There is a monument in Mt. Ogden Park to their memory.


mountaingazelle - Sep 10, 2008 6:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sad Memories

I think the waterfall is beautiful in winter. A lot of people including children go up there and some accidents and fatalities have occurred. They try to climb up the steep rock or ice without any gear and then fall. I’m not sure why they do this but it is very unfortunate.

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