Avg: 3.4 from 7 votes
|Type:||Trad, Ice, 260 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||John Weiland, Solo|
|Page Views:||629 total · 16/month|
|Shared By:||Nick Weicht on Dec 28, 2014|
|Admins:||Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer|
DescriptionThis amazing roadside attraction was the first peace of ice to be climbed in Valdez back in December of 1975. This is a contently flowing fetcher that forms during cold spells, crumbles during a warm streak and then will freeze again and again over the course of a normal year. Your route will often be determined by avoiding open water. This can often make for an exciting experience yet worth while. When formed this is a must climb classic that will leave you hungry for more.
P1. Horsetail Falls starts with a moderate pitch of 45+ degree ice that will bring you to the steeper upper section.
P2. The second pitch is the crux with a steep first section that will bring you to the top of the falls. Keep climbing past for another half a rope length till you reach a good alder rap station.