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Rio Quemado Falls
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WI3

   
Type:  Ice, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60', Grade III
Consensus: WI3 [details]
FA: Peter Prandoni and Mike Roybal, mid-70s
Season: winter
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Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Jan 26, 2008

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Bill Geist heading up the middle of falls in Decem...

Description 

This is the line right up the center of the Rio Quemado Falls taking the path of least resistance up stair-stepped ice. It appears other separate lines on these falls exist, with some interesting looking mixed potential on the right side.

Location 

This is the line right up the middle of the falls following the path of least resistance.

Protection 

Screws. Anchor on trees above and either leave webbing or walk off to the north side of the falls.


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A view down the falls on rappel for perspective.
A view down the falls on rappel for perspective.
On lead of a slightly steeper start of falls on the left side.
On lead of a slightly steeper start of falls on th...

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By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jan 26, 2008

I find it extremely hard to believe these falls don't get climbed much and I'd love to hear any information on others climbing here prior to our visit in 2005.
By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jan 27, 2008

Awesome Bob! I was hoping you'd comment. Thanks. I updated the FA info. I'll call the line Unnamed for lack of a better suggestion or name.
By Scott Beguin
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jan 30, 2008

I always thought it was called Quemado falls and has seen many ascents pre 2000.
By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jan 31, 2008

Scott Beguin wrote:
I always thought it was called Qeumado falls and has seen many ascents pre 2000.

No, I'm quite sure it's spelled "Quemado" based on the name on the maps. And, in fact, Bob has previously stated that he and others had climbed here in the 70s so it definitely has seen many ascents prior to 2000. It's great to get some history on this area--this is exactly why I posted this stuff here. Excellent!