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Routes in Lick Brook Falls

Lower Falls T,TR WI2-3
Middle Falls T,TR WI3
Upper Falls T,TR WI3-4
Type: Trad, TR, Ice, 90 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: TheIceManCometh on Mar 17, 2014
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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Lick Brook requires a permit to ice climb. Details


Upper Falls. 140' high depending on the size of the cone at the base.

in good conditions there are one or two ice columns 50ft + high that form to the climber's left of the upper falls.

Not sure if climbing is allowed on the upper falls. The south side is posted that climbing is only allowed with written permission from M. Thayer, 18 Town Line Road. Perhaps M. Thayer owns the property that borders that side of the falls?


Top rope or ice screws for leading. There aren't really any convenient trees for top roping and you'll probably need a 70m rope if doing so.


I climbed this climb on TR in the winter of 1981. I had a partner "Tim" from Cornell. We called it "crazy project." Being local, still a beginner and hadn't climbed anywhere outside of Ithaca it was a big deal for us at the time. I'm sure it had earlier ascents back in the '70's but don't know who that would have been. Another local ice climber that must have climbed it was Eugene Terray, who was very experienced and also taught me how to climb. Dec 6, 2017