Falls Creek Falls
Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Ice, 600 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Miles N. and partner?|
|Page Views:||584 total · 12/month|
|Shared By:||e Dixon on Feb 24, 2014|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Private Property Details
The trail passes through private property for the first three miles.
DescriptionThis is the large, two-tiered waterfall off to the east of the trail. It comes down a western aspect near Flag Mountain. Anyone who has hiked the Pine River trail out to the Pope's Nose has seen it. It is a really fun ice climb in a remote and scenic location.
P1 & P2 climb the lower falls. It is about 350' in total. The lower falls are usually steepest at the start, then moderate rambling. There are trees all along the right side for anchors and this section can be broken up as desired (WI3/4).
From the top of the lower falls, follow the creek bed (about 5 minutes) to the upper falls.
P3. Climb moderate ice to a nice stance at the base of the final pillar on the right (~150', WI3).
P4. Climb steep ice for maybe 40m, then about 20m of lower-angle ice to some trees (200', WI4/5).
Descent: rappel the route using trees and/or v-threads.