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Cherry Creek Falls Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Feb 1, 2002


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BETA PHOTO: The flows from the trail (from N).


Each year this ice forms but is not as interesting as the other flows in the canyon. It is more of a novelty....

Anyway, a short (about 15 foot) fall is easy to toprope and the ice on the north bank is a great beginner spot--plastic ice and low angle. If you lower down all the way to the creek at the farthest downstream patch of ice, you can get some vertical and chandeliered ice for about 10-12 feet.

FWIW, there are some lines up to 80 feet, for the creative, here.

Getting There 

Take the north entrance and park in the farthest lot to the south. Hike along the creek trail until you see the falls. Easy.

Climbing Season

For the CO Ice & Mixed area.

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cherry Creek Falls Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cherry Creek Falls Area:
Licorice Stick Ice/Mixed   M2-3     TR, Mixed, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Cherry Creek Falls Area
Rock Climbing Photo: 2/15/07 12:30ish AM.

Licorice Stick Ice/Mixed M2-3  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Cherry Creek Falls Area
Short free-standing 6-7 inch diameter pillar followed by ice filled corner. The crux is not kicking down the pillar getting into the corner. Short, fun, easy access-the downside is that it only forms up rarely (once a decade?)-it needs a snowfall followed by cold weather. As a pure rock route, it's rated in the 5.7+ to 5.9- range....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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