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Bigcicle T WI4+
Chimney T WI3-4 M3
Columbine Falls T WI3 M4
Fatcicle T WI4
Gear Jammer WI5 M5
Grinch's Chimney M4
Honeymoon Gully T WI3 M4
Jake Break M5
Pencil-Neck Geek M4
Penny Slot M4
Snaggle Tooth M5
Sometimes a Great Notion WI5- M5
Type: Trad, Mixed, Ice
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Columbine Falls is located a couple hundred feet directly above the main climbs at the chain up station. It can be approached by topping out on one of the climbs on the lower cliff and then bushwhacking your way up the slope.

This year the start has a vertical, little, 10' section. Some years this part is rock. An alternate, lower angled start is to the right. Once on the climb, it is a full pitch grade three cruiser. It could be broken into two pitches with a belay from the pine tree where the climb turns right and gets a bit steeper.

You can rap down from trees on top to a narrow ramp right of the climb. Be careful, as this has water running under it.


Columbine Falls can get way run out. It takes anywhere from 2 to 6 screws, all depending on your comfort level.

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Jesse Morehouse
  WI3 M3
Jesse Morehouse   CO
  WI3 M3
This is one of the few moderate routes in the area since most low angle ice is buried under many feet of snow (it IS Wolf Creek Pass after all). A really fun outing at this grade. Oct 22, 2008