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Mount Charleston Wilderness Area Details
Much of this area is in the Mount Charleston Wilderness Area, learn which crags are within our outside of it before you go. See the BLM Fact Sheetblm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files… for a good overview of what it protects and what that limits, and the Forest Service pagefs.usda.gov/detailfull/htnf… for other information.
DescriptionThey don't call this Avalanche Falls for nothing! Be aware of avalanche terrain both above and below the route.
After parking in the Mary Jane parking lot, hike back down the road to Echo Well No. 3. Turn right (south) and enter the small - usually unplowed - parking lot. You may park here if you can get in. Ascend an avalanche gully above the well and parking lot. Eventually the gully will split. At this point one should be able to see the falls above and to the left. Climb the left gully to the base of the falls at approximately 8600 feet. The approach should take about an hour.
Note: The cleft above and to the right periodically gets ice...
Ascend the pillar to the top of the falls in a single stout pitch.
Rappel the route.
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