East Vail Falls (aka Pitkin Creek Falls)
Avg: 2.1 from 9 votes
|Type:||Trad, Ice, 2 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Sep 22, 2005|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis was incorrectly (sorry) listed as Pitkin Creek Falls, which I've been informed by Griz to be 3 miles up a trail.
This is a nice bit of ice just west/downhill from TimberFalls/Columbine/Firehouse area. The climbing goes 110 feet (listed as such to avoid stranding climbers with a single 50m or 60m) on nice ice that thins to a open or closed tube at the top and ends at some trees. There is a short pitch of ice above this. Rap off trees or the bolts placed more recently.
Leaner ice conditions give rise to a nice M6 TR out an overhang to a hanging curtain to the left.
Access status is apparently legal via open space access (thanks, Rob!). Parking is available to the west. Tickets are provided to those who park on the street.