Barada Aksakal (White Beard) Waterfall
Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Ice, 3 pitches|
|Page Views:||550 total, 8/month|
|Shared By:||Amadeus on Feb 7, 2012|
DescriptionAksal's Beard is a great piece of waterfall ice. To get to the main waterfall you will have to do a couple of small pitches beforehand. Neither of these first two little pitches are too complicated, but ropes should be used anyways just to eliminate dangers. The main waterfall is 3 pitches. The first one is about 25 meters and at about a 70 degree angle. The second and third pitches are pure beautiful vertical ice. The second pitch is 30 meters of sustained vertical ice. You will have to set up a hanging belay station here. The third pitch is 10 meters of vertical ice.
After the first pitch there is also a short (20 meter) one pitch waterfall on the left. Its a spot where melt water is seeping through the rock. It looks like a nice little climb for people who may be too tired to attempt the larger portion of the waterfall.
Don't pass this waterfall up. Its a pleasure to climb!