Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven: III, WI5 - The upper pitches of the route


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skunk ape

skunk ape - Mar 6, 2007 10:51 pm - Voted 10/10


Great Ice Shots!


mountaingazelle - Mar 7, 2007 6:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ice

Thanks! Stairway to Heaven is one of the best quality ice climbs in the canyon.


Andinistaloco - Mar 11, 2007 11:34 pm - Voted 10/10


Wonderful shot!


mountaingazelle - Mar 12, 2007 1:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: 10/10

Thank you! We've had a strange winter this year which has made good ice conditions. Very cold temps during January and February but not much snow.


davor - May 29, 2007 2:29 pm - Voted 10/10


Impressive shot, especially that people are included so we have correct perspective. Without them shot will be OK but nothing more. Bravo.


mountaingazelle - May 30, 2007 12:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Fantastic

Thanks! Yes, there are two climbers in the photo. This is the longest vertical ice climb in the area so that is why they look so tiny.

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Jul 17, 2007 7:17 pm - Voted 10/10

That is a fun climb

I want to get back there this winter and take my son up some of those climbs in that area and Santiquin Canyon area also


mountaingazelle - Jul 17, 2007 8:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: That is a fun climb

Thank you, Jerry! Provo Canyon is great. After looking at most of your photos I'm sure that you and your son will like Santaquin Canyon also.

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Sep 15, 2007 6:08 pm - Voted 10/10

I have to visit your site every so often

I enjoy your pictures and it makes me miss Utah to the point of getting back there and seeing family. Thank you mountaingazelle. Winter is coming sharpen the points and tools . Get your camera ready . I am making a Canada trip this winter try and go up and knock off some hard mixed routes wish me luck See ya The Ice Man, Once agin enjoy your pictures very much


mountaingazelle - Apr 19, 2008 10:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I have to visit your site every so often

Thank you. Glad you like Utah and Canada. I enjoyed seeing all of your photos from your ice climbing trip.


Asphazell - May 21, 2008 2:23 am - Voted 10/10


That looks REALLY fun! Nice photo!


mountaingazelle - May 21, 2008 7:56 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow

Thanks! The first pitch goes up to a wide ledge. The route narrows down toward the top. Most people only climb a few pitches and then rappel down. The upper part of the route doesn't always form so it is climbed less often.


TheGoat - Mar 25, 2009 1:46 am - Voted 10/10

I saw it!

I recognize that place from driving through Provo Canyon earlier this year, I even have a picture of it. Didn't realize it was that big....


mountaingazelle - Mar 25, 2009 12:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I saw it!

Thank you! This is a long ice flow. In Utah it’s big but compared to the Canadian Rockies it’s probably just average.


CheesySciFi - Dec 8, 2009 9:25 am - Voted 10/10


If I ever decide to ice climb, this looks like the place to go.


mountaingazelle - Dec 8, 2009 7:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Spectacular!

Provo Canyon is a great place with easy access. I use to ice climb but leg injuries have resulted in me choosing to do easier things in winter.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Mar 6, 2011 12:47 pm - Voted 10/10


Looks like there soloing the route, looks like fun but count me out. Although I really do want to get into ice climbing, I have ice tools and such.
Cheers Josh Lewis


mountaingazelle - Mar 7, 2011 1:16 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Impressive

Thanks Josh! There are two climbers. The person below is belaying the other who is climbing above and diagonal. The rope is there but a little hard to see in photo.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Mar 7, 2011 11:19 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Impressive

I took another look at the photo which the first time I found the climber, now when I took a second look I found the belayer as well as the rope. Now it looks reasonable.

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