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Routes in Mount Baden Powell

BP Falls T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c WI2-3 M1-2 PG13
NE Face Routes T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b AI2-3 PG13
Type: Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 100 ft
FA: Sometime long ago
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Shared By: TacoDelRio on Jul 28, 2013
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Water ice is not the most common commodity in SoCal. Thus, some of us wander around seemingly aimlessly looking for whatever we can find. BP Falls is a really reliable spot. Good fun climbing, as long as the temps are low. The ice can sometimes have a good amount of water running underneath it.

Straight up provides the best ice. Going slightly left provides some easy mixed on decent enough rock.

There are a couple of steps of ice on the approach. The rest is an easy snow climb.

Location

BP Falls is located near the top of the major north gully on Baden Powell. Park at Vincent Gap if the road is closed. If it's open, drive around to near the base of the route and park in one of the large turnouts. Try to park far from the side of the mountain, as stuff will fall down.

Check your map and take note of the major gully that goes directly north down from BP's summit. This is your gully. The falls are about 2/3rds of the way up.

To get back down, reverse course or go to the summit.

Protection

Stubby screws, nuts, some webbing for the anchor up top.

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