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BP Falls 

YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c WI2-3 M1-2 PG13

   
Type:  Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c WI2-3 M1-2 Steep Snow PG13 [details]
FA: Sometime long ago
Season: Winter, early spring
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Submitted By: TacoDelRio on Jul 28, 2013

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David Le Pagne and Tom Bixler climbing.

Description 

Water ice is not the most common commodity in SoCal. Thus, some of us wander around seemingly aimlessly looking for whatever we can find. BP Falls is a really reliable spot. Good fun climbing, as long as the temps are low. The ice can sometimes have a good amount of water running underneath it.

Straight up provides the best ice. Going slightly left provides some easy mixed on decent enough rock.

There are a couple of steps of ice on the approach. The rest is an easy snow climb.

Location 

BP Falls is located near the top of the major north gully on Baden Powell. Park at Vincent Gap if the road is closed. If it's open, drive around to near the base of the route and park in one of the large turnouts. Try to park far from the side of the mountain, as stuff will fall down.

Check your map and take note of the major gully that goes directly north down from BP's summit. This is your gully. The falls are about 2/3rds of the way up.

To get back down, reverse course or go to the summit.

Protection 

Stubby screws, nuts, some webbing for the anchor up top.


Photos of BP Falls Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: BP Falls in good nick! 12-6-15
BETA PHOTO: BP Falls in good nick! 12-6-15
Rock Climbing Photo: Here ye be!
BETA PHOTO: Here ye be!
Rock Climbing Photo: TYeary near the top of the ice. Photo by Tom Bixle...
BETA PHOTO: TYeary near the top of the ice. Photo by Tom Bixle...
Rock Climbing Photo: Old bolt alongside one of the steps
Old bolt alongside one of the steps
Rock Climbing Photo: Rapping back from the anchor. Less ice here than u...
Rapping back from the anchor. Less ice here than u...
Rock Climbing Photo: BP Falls forming up in early winter a few years ag...
BP Falls forming up in early winter a few years ag...
Rock Climbing Photo: Patrick on the approach ice steps
Patrick on the approach ice steps

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