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Description

This is another small, amphitheatre of limestone with a somewhat-known climb.

This was once listed incorrectly (maybe not per Princess Mia) as Pitkin Falls, another name used for it.

It lies West of Timber Falls/Firehouse and West of Secret Cicle/The Club and a good way East of Spiral Stairs/Designator area. It can be viewed from I-70 just before the East Vail exit or from Lupine Dr or Bighorn Rd. It is often accessed from parking areas on Bighorn Rd with a short walk through the neighborhood. There appears to be a vacant lot of land just below the climb. Apparently, there is legal access via open space access.

There are at least the main ice line plus a couple mixed TR lines to play on to either side of the ice. There is a short pitch of ice above the main flow.

2 ropes are useful if you rap. It's about 110 feet to the trees. You can find a steep descent to the left of the climb.

Getting There

To access the area, go East from the E Vail exit onto Bighorn Rd. Find a legal parking spot (they tow). Note, Vail parking laws supposedly prohibit parking along streets unless posted as allowed. Walk along the road until below the climb. Approach unobtrusively.

L->R:

A. Unknown, M5-6, 1p, 110', TR.
B. East Vail Falls (aka Pitkin Creek Falls), WI3-4, 1-2p, 110-140', screws.

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