A cold canyon with a handicap accessible path that freezes early and offers 4 ice climbs of 25' or less. Rarely crowded, and mostly used as a half-day, lunch-break, or after-last-call venue. Also great in combination with a day at Big Sky/Moonlight resort. As for the ice, the falls freeze solid and the typical pillar formation is chandeliered (due to the mineral content of the area).
Use Google Maps to find Ousel Falls Road in Big Sky, MT. From the Big Sky Spur/Ousel Falls Rd. intersection, travel 1.5 miles or so to "Ousel Falls Park." Parking area on the left. Follow the very distinct signage.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ousel Falls:
Ousel Falls Proper WI2- TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 15 feet
Right Hand Routes WI4 Ice, 1 pitch, 20 feet
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Right Hand Routes WI4 MT : Ousel Falls
This is the middle of three right hand routes on the right hand side of the path to the main falls. You cannot miss these obvious pillars. Conditions dictate grade, ranging from WI3 to WI4+. Usually chandeliered ice. All three can be ticked off in a day. ...[more] Browse More Classics in MT