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Cascade Icefall 

WI3

   
Type:  Ice, 60'
Original: WI3 [details]
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Season: Winter
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Submitted By: nodin on Nov 28, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Water streaming down the climb during February 201...

Description 

One of the bigger climbs on the North Shore, this moderate makes for a fun days outing. 60 feet high and often 30 feet wide, a number of variations make this enjoyable over and over!
The setting gives you the feel of remote adventure climbing less than 15 minutes from the car...

Location 

Highway 61 to County Road 7 then follow to County Road 45. Take a left on 45 and follow a couple miles to the bridge that crosses the Cascade River. Park in the lot and hike down river (towards Lake Superior) about a 1/4 mile. The climb will be obvious. Snowshoes are a good idea for the approach.

Protection 

Usually fat enough to take 22cm screws...6 to 8 screws should sew it up! There is usally an anchor station in the trees at the top but if not, make one with runners or webbing.


Photos of Cascade Icefall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A nice view from the top.
A nice view from the top.
Rock Climbing Photo: 2/19/17
2/19/17
Rock Climbing Photo: Cascade 12/25/16, Christmas Ice!
BETA PHOTO: Cascade 12/25/16, Christmas Ice!
Rock Climbing Photo: Having a great Christmas climb!
Having a great Christmas climb!
Rock Climbing Photo: Pretty pitiful this year.
Pretty pitiful this year.
Rock Climbing Photo: Cascade, February 2016
BETA PHOTO: Cascade, February 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Kate Muehling on lower section of Cascade icefall,...
Kate Muehling on lower section of Cascade icefall,...
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve on Cascade icefall, 10 Jan '10
Steve on Cascade icefall, 10 Jan '10
Rock Climbing Photo: Cascade. Jan. 9 2010.
BETA PHOTO: Cascade. Jan. 9 2010.
Rock Climbing Photo: On Jan. 9 the climb was very brittle and bone dry.
BETA PHOTO: On Jan. 9 the climb was very brittle and bone dry.
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun route. We had two TRs on it. 1/07
Fun route. We had two TRs on it. 1/07
Rock Climbing Photo: Conditions as of 12/15/07
BETA PHOTO: Conditions as of 12/15/07
Rock Climbing Photo: A. Elton seconding up Cascade. Jan. '07
A. Elton seconding up Cascade. Jan. '07
Rock Climbing Photo: Far shot of Cascade.
Far shot of Cascade.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up Cascade Icefall
BETA PHOTO: Looking up Cascade Icefall

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By Travis Hibbard
Dec 15, 2007
rating: WI3

Conditions are great up there as of 12/15. Would take 22's the whole way if you had em.
By nodin
From: Duluth, MN
Dec 26, 2007

Very nice!!!
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Feb 3, 2013

Awesome climb! This was in fat shape this weekend. 2/1/13.
By Ryan B
Feb 21, 2017

You can also access this climb by driving about another mile down the road to a pull off and hiking down a trail for about a minute. You can setup a top rope on the trees and rap down. I used a 70m rope but a 60 should work fine.

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