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Bear Creek Falls 


Type:  Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 160'
Original: WI4-5 [details]
FA: don't know
Season: winter, when cold
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Submitted By: Charlie Nuttelman on Jan 23, 2002

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Bear Creek Falls, January 2016.


This is an awesome route, it has more than 160 feet of steep, straightforward Grade 4 ice. There is thin ice on the top, but it can be bypassed by traversing right on mixed terrain.


Bring a large piece of webbing to attach to bridge; a cam was placed as a secondary anchor point. Bring your bridge scrambling skills!

Toprope Protection 

The east side of the bridge above Bear Creek Falls was used as a top-rope anchor. Probably you can use the west side as well, but it would be more difficult and I don't know how the Dept. of Transportation feels about using their bridge as an anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Matt Jerousek on Bear Creek Falls, January, 2016. ...
Matt Jerousek on Bear Creek Falls, January, 2016. ...
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By Charlie Nuttelman
Jan 26, 2002

As of January 23, Bear Creek Falls was in fat (at least the bottom) and had some sweet ice, although the top was thin (be careful of falling in the creek!).

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