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Freed Canyon Falls T WI4
Type: Trad, Ice, 90 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: e Dixon on Aug 27, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Freed Canyon Falls may be on private land Details


Climb the falls as they gradually steepen. The top tends to be slightly steeper and thinner than down low. To descend, rappel off trees from the top of the route.


Hike about 15 minutes to the entrance of the canyon and the base of the climb. This approach crosses private property, so please be respectful of the local land owners.


Dylan Weldin
Athens, OH
Dylan Weldin   Athens, OH
Ian, thanks for the additional information. At the request of Durango local Kevin Connolly, I have removed the GIS map and access beta that I previously provided. Perhaps the next step would be to get in touch with the Access Fund and go through all the proper formalities to ensure long term access.... Let me know if you'd like to collaborate on this project. Feb 23, 2012
Durango, CO
IanA   Durango, CO
I don't think we will ever have problems with the Williamson property, since he is a climber. We do need to have a serious discussion with him about securing an easement across his land to insure future access in case he ever sells it. Also, it is not the Mr. Nicholas's property you have to worry about, it is actually William Solecki's property.

P.S. Remember if you are hiking up to Freed and you take the path of least resistance (meaning in the creek or fire line to creek), you will be trespassing on Mr. Solecki's property. You have to hike up the hill and drop into the canyon to insure that you do not touch Mr. Solecki's property.

Ian A. Feb 22, 2012
Dylan Weldin
Athens, OH
Dylan Weldin   Athens, OH
In an effort to somewhat iron out the private property issues here, I contacted the Access Fund. Here is what I've learned:

EDIT: -Information removed due to private property issues- Feb 21, 2012
Be aware of the private property issues here. The landowner is currently (Jan 2010) filing criminal trespass complaints and climbers are being cited for trespassing by the Durango police department. Even if you believe you are following the boundary of the private property, the landowner is claiming ownership of the falls itself, contrary to the forest/private boundaries indicated on topographical maps. Please contact the landowner for permission to climb here, so we don't lose access here forever. Jan 18, 2010