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Hidden Falls (Secret 4th Pitch) WI4
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Type: Ice, 120 ft
FA: probably Kennedy and Dawson
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Shared By: Kevin Gillest on Jan 20, 2011
Admins: Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Leo Paik, John McNamee

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Description [Edit]

The right side of the curtain provides a steeper start the day we climbed. The ice was thin on the right unless you stayed on the steeper line.

The most obvious or easiest line follows starts on the left-hand side and traverses to the right. There is potential for a steeper finish on the left side near the rock.

No doubt there is room left of the ice for some new mixed climbing

Also 30 year old Budweiser beer can found up near the 4th pitch, maybe from FA party?

Location [Edit]

Follow directions for Hidden Falls. Climb the right side or 1st pitch of Hidden Falls. Instead of traversing left to the upper or 2nd pitch, take snow gully up into trees. Follow cliff band around right until ice is in view, maybe 200 meters from the top of the snow gully.

Protection [Edit]

An assortment of ice screws.

Anchors: at the top, after you climb under the huge tree, there is an old anchor on tree (left-side). The anchor consisted of 1 inch blue webbing, old 11mm rope, and a single rappel ring (aluminum). My guess is this is from Kennedy and Dawson 30 years ago. The rappel ring has almost no wear, it appears rappelled upon very few times.


Kevin Gillest
Arvada, CO
Kevin Gillest   Arvada, CO
We have been asking around for a week, nobody seems to know anything about this route? Is this the same route described by Roberts called "Glenwood Streaker"? Jan 20, 2011

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