Elevation: 8,829 ft
GPS: 40.202, -105.576 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Nov 29, 1999 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

What a gem in the park--a trivial approach by RMNP standards (about 45 minutes), a nice setting, and fat ice. This WI4 fall is about 75 feet in length, and several trees up top provide good TR anchors for a good forearm burning session. Some other flows to the right are thinner but look equally interesting.

Getting There

Take CO 7 from Lyons (like you were going to the Long's Peak trailhead) and head up the canyon. The entrance to the Wild Basin area is about 5 miles south of the Long's entrance and about 12 miles south of Estes Park. The entrance is marked with a huge sign--stay on the road and take a right at the sign to Copeland Lake. Continue on this road as far as possible--the gate to the ranger's cabin is closed in winter. Park and hike the main road (closed in the winter) about 1.1 miles, just before the wooden bridge and ranger cabin.

Take the trail as it splits left before the bridge about 0.9 miles on the horse trail that runs along the South side of the creek. You'll pass horse hitchrack (where you tie up your horse) on your left, and it'll be another 1/4 miles past that. You'll see the falls through the trees, straight ahead and off to the left.

L->R:

A. Far Left, WI2-, 1p, 50', screws.
B. Mixed problem, M?.
C. Small Flow Left, WI2-3, 1p, 50', screws.
D. Firhang, WI5+ M10 PG-13, 1p, 90', TR or gear & bolts.
EF. Mixed start to Main Falls, WI4 M5-6 R, 1p, 90', TR or screws.
F. Main Falls, WI4, 90', screws.
GF. Mixed start to the Main Falls, WI4 M5 R, 1p, 90'.
H. End-O-Daze, WI5 M9 PG-13, 1p, 90', bolts, gear, & screws?
I. The Dangler, WI5 M7-, 1p, 90', TR or screws, bolts?, & gear.
J. Small Flow Right, WI5 M6, 1p.
K. Small Flow further right, WI5-6, 1p, TR.
L? The Ruff Route, M9, 2p, 100', gear.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hidden Falls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI3-4
 116
Hidden Falls (main)
Trad, TR, Ice
WI4+ M5+
 19
Small Flow (right)
Trad, Mixed, Ice 2 pitches
WI5 M6
 17
The Dangler
Trad, Mixed, Ice
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Hidden Falls (main)
 116
WI3-4 Trad, TR, Ice
Small Flow (right)
 19
WI4+ M5+ Trad, Mixed, Ice 2 pitches
The Dangler
 17
WI5 M6 Trad, Mixed, Ice
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