Elevation: 8,000 ft
GPS: 37.762, -119.128 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Preston Rhea on Jan 10, 2014
Admins: Euan Cameron, AWinters, Aron Quiter, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Salamanizer Ski

Description

Horsetail Falls, besides the Roadside Ice, is one of the most reliable ice climbing areas in June Lake. Unless it is a very cold winter, the falls tend to still be flowing so the ice varies wildly in make-up and quality. It can range from cauliflower ice over a snow base to perfect baby-blue water ice. Usually, the quality is somewhere in between mid-winter.

Getting There

At the end of the June Lake loop, where the winter closure starts, park near the power plant there. Hike through the power plant parking lot and find the tramline that climbs up towards the falls. Follow this until near the falls and then traverse over where practicable. In a low snow year, another viable option is to take the Agnew Lake trail from the Silver Lake trailhead up to the level of the falls and then traverse over.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Horsetail Falls

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WI2+
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North Gully
Trad, Ice 3 pitches
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 18
Horsetail Falls
Trad, Ice
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Gully
 18
WI2+ Trad, Ice 3 pitches
Horsetail Falls
 18
WI2-3 Trad, Ice
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