Type: Trad, Snow, Alpine, 4800 ft, Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Taylor Bentz on May 3, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Scramble continuous 3rd class with occasional 4th class cruxes up the Lisa Falls couloir. Climbing amidst the cascading waterfalls on uncharacteristically clean (of Little) granite. If you follow the main couloir, you will end up at the saddle between East and West Twin Peaks, looking down into Broads Fork. It's a good way to spend a day, going up a route you've probably eyed on your way to Snowbird. There is some fun quartzite climbing up high, with the occasional snow field or chose pile thrown in for good measure.

Summit post says it is 1.3 miles up. 4800' of elevation gain, which means a relentless angle.

Descent: Glissade the route (if there is snow in the couloir). Otherwise it's probably easiest to head down the Broads Fork route.

Note: This is not the Every Man's route. For the more casual, classic, and safe route, do the Broads Fork route. The Lisa Falls route is for people looking for something with more challenging route finding, more technical movement on rock, and minor bushwhacking.

Location

Park at the Lisa Falls trail head, and walk up the trail. Follow the trail until it no longer exists.

Protection

Approach shoes, helmet, we brought piolets for glissading.

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Mulch
New Jersey
 
Mulch   New Jersey
 
Did the route yesterday. Wasn't sure how steep the actual Lisa falls couloir was towards the summit so decided to take the summitpost route up the left divide all the way to the summit ridge. Looong 8 hour day with over 6 miles and 5000+ vert from Little Cottonwood Canyon road down all the way down to Big Cottonwood Canyon road. Would've been around 6 hours but the route finding was a little challenging. Sep 18, 2017