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Routes in County Highway X Gullies

Korizaka WI3
Type: Ice, 20 ft
FA: Eric Landmann or Old School
Page Views: 217 total, 6/month
Shared By: Michael Sullivan on Feb 22, 2015
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE

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Description

When conditions are right, the visual simplicity of this frozen waterfall gives it an almost Zen-like aesthetic. Though short, Korizaka (which means "ice slope" in Japanese) is one of the prettier ice falls in the park. Smooth sandstone faces on either side frame ice that forms a single smooth sheet. In addition, a beautifully flat frozen pool sits at the bottom and is excellent for belaying.

Location

On the Wyalusing State Park side (driver's right if heading towards the river and railway) of county highway X, roughly halfway between State Park Ln. and the point where county X crosses the railroad tracks. A sandstone road-cut will be seen on the right just before the climb is reached. It is easily visible from the road.

Protection

This climb is thin, perhaps no more than 6-8 inches thick in most places. Care, and one or two 13 cm ice screws is recommended (conditions depending).

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jon jugenheimer
Madison, WI
jon jugenheimer   Madison, WI  
I would have to say that the FA was not in 2015, sorry guys. I am sure Burt has been on it 20 years ago! Dec 23, 2016