No Thoroughfare Falls
Avg: 3 from 10 votes
Routes in Colorado National Monument (Ice)
|Columbus Canyon WI2-3|
|No Thoroughfare Falls WI3-4|
|Type:||Ice, 150 ft|
|Page Views:||2,177 total, 26/month|
|Shared By:||Vic Zeilman on Feb 7, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionNo Thoroughfare Falls is a great climb with a very surreal approach through the No Thoroughfare Canyon. Until you see the ice, it's kind of hard to believe that you're going to be climbing at all. Maybe it's all the cactus and red dirt on your boots, I don't know.
If you go all the way to the bolted anchors at the top of the climb, it's about a 150' pitch. There are also a set of anchors located to the left of the upper pillar (at about 90' or so) if you opt out of the top portion of the climb. The beginning of the route can be a little thin, steep and wet, especially if it's been warm recently. The upper pillar can also get pretty wet and is probably the crux of the pitch. There's a thin smear that comes in on the left of the main route that's pretty fun as well.
If you're also planning to climb the Upper No Thoroughfare Falls, bring your partner up and continue for about 45 minutes up the canyon/drainage. It helps to get an early morning start on this climb, as it can get pretty wet in the afternoon.