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Fun short flow above Big falls 

Fun short flow above Big falls 

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Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 30'
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Season: winter
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Submitted By: Russ on Nov 23, 2006

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steep...real steep. ~ Simon Peck

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the other ice... 

Approach as per Big Falls.
Climb the goat trail to the left of the falls , gaining the large bowl above. The ice is not very big, but forms up before anything else on the mountain.
We climbed here on new years day 2006.
Not a drop of new snow had falled all year, yet a massive snowfield remained from the previous winter.
No ice was visible, but I hiked up to where is usually is and was shocked and delighted to find a really, really frozen waterfall guarded by a 50 foot high overhanging moat of frozen alpine ice.
We set a toprope on this sunny and steep-esque feature and ran laps all day!
Prehaps the most rare, crazy ice of my life!!!!


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Rock Climbing Photo: Rigging Technologies company picnic 12/31/05 ~Russ...
Rigging Technologies company picnic 12/31/05 ~Russ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ice protected by previous years avalanche debris.
Ice protected by previous years avalanche debris.

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By Russ
Dec 4, 2006

This route is in as of 12/4/06, good ice and stuff.
The steep snow thing has melted out and is prehaps only 15 feet tall now.