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Routes in Cherry Creek Falls Area

Cherry Creek Falls T WI2+
Hidden Gulch Flow T WI2
Licorice Stick Ice/Mixed TR M2-3
Type: Trad, Ice
FA: unknown
Page Views: 909 total, 5/month
Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 27, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

The short falls are about 80 degrees and very featured, so the feet are good. Toprope from the large boulder about 15 feet back from the edge. Another, smaller boulder near the edge can be used also.

The falls are fun and sorta cool to do just cause they're there, but don't make a trip out here just to climb the falls. With warmer weather, the ice is quite unstable and could be dangerous--use good judgment.

To access the bottom, you likely will need to do a short rappel off a boulder or a downclimb.

Protection

A lead would be difficult since it starts above the water--not impossible, but easier to toprope.

Toprope Protection

Very long slings and a number 8 or 9 hex makes a good directional.

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Scott Garcia
Parker, Colorado
Scott Garcia   Parker, Colorado
Ice was fun, nice view, one other party in gully by the road, nice to get out on ice near the falls! Conditions - not as much ice a picture but some nice thin stuff to play on, gully by road fully great for solo or beginner, or blindfolded climbing! Dec 26, 2013
Andrew Speers
Evergreen, CO
Andrew Speers   Evergreen, CO
About noon on Monday the 18th, the ice made a spectacular plunge in to the pool below. Luckly, at the time, I was on a much more stable ajdacent route. Feb 19, 2002
For those who are really desperate for 15 feet of WI2+, Cherry Creek Falls is in. Best to tackle early in the am. Bring your hip waders, it starts in 8 inches of fish smelling water/mud. Enjoy! Feb 15, 2002