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Routes in Horsetail Falls

Horsetail Falls T WI2-3
North Gully T WI2+
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Type: Trad, Ice, 185 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 649 total · 21/month
Shared By: Preston Rhea on Dec 16, 2015
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description [Suggest Change]

Horsetail Falls is the largest flow to form in June Lake. At it highest point, it is around 185' tall. The flow is wide and unless it is a very cold winter, the center is often still flowing as a waterfall. Because of this the quality varies greatly. It can range from wild cauliflower ice to thin ice over a snow base to perfect baby-blue water ice all at the same time.

Location [Suggest Change]

Follow the tramline up from the power plant to where it is convenient to cut across.

To descend, either rap off of one of the three bolted anchors off the top with two 60m ropes or there is always the option to walk off to climber's right or left depending on if you are going to climb Horsetail Falls again after or are just heading back to the car.

Protection [Suggest Change]

A rack of ice screws.
old5ten
Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  WI3-
old5ten   Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  WI3-
horestail falls has multiple routes/anchors on it. they should not all be on the same page. Apr 1, 2017

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