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Routes in Rio Quemado Falls

Unnamed WI3
Type: Ice, Alpine, 60 ft, Grade III
FA: Peter Prandoni and Mike Roybal, mid-70s
Page Views: 1,411 total, 12/month
Shared By: Jason Halladay on Jan 26, 2008
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

This is the line right up the center of the Rio Quemado Falls taking the path of least resistance up stair-stepped ice. It appears other separate lines on these falls exist, with some interesting looking mixed potential on the right side.

Location

This is the line right up the middle of the falls following the path of least resistance.

Protection

Screws. Anchor on trees above and either leave webbing or walk off to the north side of the falls.

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Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
 
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
 
Scott Beguin wrote:I always thought it was called Qeumado falls and has seen many ascents pre 2000.

No, I'm quite sure it's spelled "Quemado" based on the name on the maps. And, in fact, Bob has previously stated that he and others had climbed here in the 70s so it definitely has seen many ascents prior to 2000. It's great to get some history on this area--this is exactly why I posted this stuff here. Excellent! Jan 31, 2008
Scott Beguin
Santa Fe, NM
Scott Beguin   Santa Fe, NM
I always thought it was called Quemado falls and has seen many ascents pre 2000. Jan 30, 2008
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
 
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
 
Awesome Bob! I was hoping you'd comment. Thanks. I updated the FA info. I'll call the line Unnamed for lack of a better suggestion or name. Jan 27, 2008
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
 
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
 
I find it extremely hard to believe these falls don't get climbed much and I'd love to hear any information on others climbing here prior to our visit in 2005. Jan 26, 2008