Type: Trad, Ice
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Classic roadside. South of Carbondale near McClure Pass. There is a sign on CO Hwy 133 that says "Hays Creek Falls." Short approach is less than a minute. 60 feet. Quick & easy. Skippable if you want solitude or something challenging. Rap or downclimb.


Ice screws, rope.


Climbed here last week (1/16) and the ice was good, but I couldn't find any bolts to rap off of. Are they there and just under ice or am I blind? Can't beat the approach though! Jan 28, 2002
This report is for Rifle Mountain Park. Rifle is in excellent shape. the final curtain area, where the moderates are, is fat blue ice. routes ranging from 4+ pillars to 3 slabs. the real PRIZE is the fang like pillar that formed 250 feet right of Stone Free. I was out sport climbing so I didn't boot up,(of course I would of...) but the formation looks outrageous - if there are people looking to climb some really steep ice that is untouched, get to Rifle. oh yeah, the descent beta for Hays Creek falls: Downclimb Feb 5, 2002
Does anyone know if there are further waterfalls in the canyon above the roadside falls? Thanks!- Mike Oct 20, 2002
Anchor webbing replaced with chains thanks to the ARI. Also, check outsplitterchoss.com for more info on climbing in the Redstone area. Dec 11, 2005
patrick donahue
Bend, OR
patrick donahue   Bend, OR
Does anyone now if you can access this from the top to TR? Or do you just have to lead it? Jan 24, 2013
Michael Schneiter
Glenwood Springs, CO
Michael Schneiter   Glenwood Springs, CO
You can usually scramble up the left side of the formation via pretty darn easy terrain (WI1-ish or less?) and gain access to the anchors at top. Requires tools and crampons. Jan 25, 2013
BJ Sbarra
Carbondale, CO
BJ Sbarra   Carbondale, CO
The anchor has been replaced with stainless steel rap rings, courtesy of the ASCA. Feb 27, 2013