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Juan Tabo Waterfall T,TR WI1
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Type: Trad, TR, Ice, Alpine, 60 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 901 total · 14/month
Shared By: Mark Dalen on Mar 4, 2013
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Access Issue: Juan Tabo Canyon is subject to annual access closures from March 1 to August 15. Details
Access Issue: Seasonal raptor closure for some areas in the Sandias Details

Description

The Juan Tabo Waterfall forms up remarkably consistently even in low precip years as long as temperatures cooperate. Falls may be led or toproped off tree anchors above in many different ways depending on shape of the ice.

Location

Reaching the falls is the true challenge. To avoid dry tooling in winter up 3/4 mile of stream bed take the ridgeline either south or north (the Movie Trail) dropping into the canyon where appropriate - bearing in mind you are really only trading one form of bushwhacking for another.

Protection

Screws, long slings for toprope.

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