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Routes in Castle Rock/Lower Falls Ice

Blame James T WI3+
Bouldering Area, The T WI2-3
From Out of Nowhere T WI3-4
Isostasy T WI4+
Main Flow T WI2+
Middle Flow T WI3
Ouray for Boulder T WI4 M3
Photon Torpedo T WI3-4
Ramp, The T WI2
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Type: Trad, Ice
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Chris Zeller on Nov 7, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description [Suggest Change]

There are several small ice smears at lower falls. The largest of these, is the small patch of ice directly from the trail. The ice forms a broad, low patch with challenging curtains and icicles that lend itself to ice-bouldering/soloing. Ice-bouldering has inherent risks that are not present with rock bouldering. Always climb well within your limits asses the quality of the ice, and pay attention to the landing zone and your equipment. The decision to use or not to use a spotter involves judgment more complex than in rock bouldering. This area can and has been toproped from trees above with some tricky downclimbing ice through dense trees or by leading the short climb. The climb, however seems almost too short to lead or TR.

Descent: Climb up to the aqueduct and walk along the top of the covered aqueduct (a dirt trail) until you spot a trail heading downhill through the trees. Toprope access can be gained by following this trail < 50 yards to the right of the route and downclimbing or repelling from the top.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Screws.

Toprope Protection [Suggest Change]

Top rope from trees at the top of the route, bring slings 5 feet long.

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