Willard Canyon Waterfall
Avg: 2.8 from 19 votes
|Type:||Trad, Ice, 800 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Bruce Roghaar and partner later 60s?|
|Page Views:||3,271 total, 34/month|
|Shared By:||Brian in SLC on Jan 13, 2010|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionA neat ramble up a sometimes very narrow ribbon of ice.
Scramble up to base of ice fall, and, climb up lower angle ice. After a couple of pitches, a couple of steeper sections provide some fun climbing.
The main gully continues up for quite a ways above the steeper sections, but, it becomes a bit low angle and less than interesting.
Great to do this in low snow conditions, when there's pure ice and no snow nearby.
LocationPretty much straight across from Willard Bay. From behind the cemetery in town, travel east around a half mile and take the right hand fork to the end of the road. Cross the creek and hike up to an old road to the north that heads east towards the canyon. Drop down towards the creek. The trail to the falls will cross the creek a couple of times then ascends up to the base of the climb.
Either rappel the route ("should" be some anchors) or hike up and left then down the YCC trail (should be visible in the cliff face to the climber's left of the waterfall) taking into account any avalanche hazard. Also possible to hike up towards the east, then back to the north and come down in the canyon to the north of the route.