|Upper Falls - Ice
This flow forms a thick, wide sheet that can accommodate at least three parties. The routes are generally easier and shorter from right to left. However, when the climb is in thin condition (as shown) the right-most climbs offer some interesting mixed climbing options. In cold conditions, mid winter, the start to the left-most climb often has a short, but interesting vertical free-hanging curtain.
Descent: Head right along the aqueduct and scramble down rocks and easy ice to the base of the climb. In the Fall of 2000, a fixed rope with knots every foot was could be used to aid the decent (as always, evaluate the safety of this aid yourself and use it at your own risk). Alternately, continue farther along the aqueduct and follow a trail to the base.
Screws Mid-season long screws can be used, bring some rock pro for early season mixed climbs.
Sling bushes above the climb. Back up with rebar from the aqueduct or rock pro as a needed. Bring 10-20 ft slings.
Anouther beautiful day at the local ice crag. 01.1...
Climbing the leftmost route at Upper Falls Jan. 3,...
Enjoying the nice day.
This was taken in Feb., 2002.
Smashing up the krispy gnar at Boulder Canyon.
Mon 1/15/08 late afternoon. Nice Ice!
At the top.