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Tokopah Falls WI4
Type: Ice, Alpine
FA: unknown
Page Views: 382 total, 11/month
Shared By: Ted Baker on Feb 5, 2015
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Ok, so it isn't on the Watchtower but near -about another 1/2 mile or less at the back of the basin. There is a WI5 on the left often with a freestanding pillar, a WI4 in the center near a dihedral corner, and a WI3 on the right up a couple steps and up inconsistent thin ice, with other variations ranging in difficulty. Walk off west or rappel from trees. Assess avalanche conditions on the slopes above.

Location

This is a common summer and winter hike in Sequoia starting from the Lodgepole trailhead. Follow the stream from the parking lot crossing the bridge after a 1/4 mile or so and heading up canyon following the stream to the falls. At the end of the trail climb down and across questionable snow bridges to the ice.

Protection

Screws or TR.
Brian,
Thank you for sharing the bolt location. I was able to dig out the snow at the boulder and top rope the WI5 pillar from there. Feb 6, 2017
Brian Prince
morro bay, ca
 
Brian Prince   morro bay, ca
 
The large boulder on top, to the left of the tree, also has a 2 bolt anchor on it Mar 5, 2016