BETA PHOTO: The three tiers of this North Vail Ice route.
There are three ice falls in a small steep creek on the north side of the valley.
Tier 1: WI2, about 20 feet tall
Tier 2: WI3-4+, about 35 feet tall, multiple options.
Tier 3: WI4, 2 steps, a few options.
Descent: Rap off trees, or walk around.
Park at the parking lot on Bighorn Rd at the East Vail exit. Walk under the bridge to the north side of I-70.
The tiers are visible from I-70 and the parking lot. They look shorter than they are.
Climbing Season For the Vail Ice area.
Weather station 2.0 miles from here
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BETA PHOTO: Mike Donaldson at the top of the 2nd Tier, WI4.
BETA PHOTO: Mike Donaldson at the 3rd Tier, WI4.
BETA PHOTO: Mike Donaldson on the First Tier.
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Jan 13, 2013
I wonder if this is the same as Goat's Beard. If so, we should consolidate these in the database.