Type: Trad, Ice, Alpine, 100 ft (30 m)
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Feb 9, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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This is a classic 100 foot ice flow below Notchtop. I've heard that this flow can be twice as wide as it is tall. There is a
Grace Falls in FAT conditions.... where it is even wider. It can also be anemic, perhaps more so in early to mid-winter. Avalanche conditions can exist.

Park at Bear Lake. Hike toward Lake Helene/Notchtop. Go past and right of Lake Helene. This can be windscoured. Traverse right and down to exit.

Per Eli Helmuth: Grace Falls come into shape more in late winter/ early spring. March or April when there is more water flow over the falls seems to make the difference for Grace.


Ice screws.

Toprope Protection

Ice screws and possibly rock gear.