Upper Bridal Veil Falls
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|Type:||Ice, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Brian Smoot & Bill Robins, 1987|
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|Shared By:||bsmoot on Jan 8, 2008|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionUpper Bridal Veil Falls is the natural ice that forms during periods of very cold weather. It comes in just right of the main falls and is climbable about once every 3 years.
P1 - Some approach ice leads to the first pitch, which is a hollow, free standing vertical pillar about 80-100'. Belay on a welcome ledge.
P2 - Climb thin, slightly overhanging ice to the top. Bolts or trees may be found.
The base of the main pillar rests on a slab of limestone, where there is a lot of running water, so this climb should only be attempted during periods of very cold temperatures.
Some excellent, steep ice farming has been done to the right and to the left of Upper Bridal Veil.