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Genuflect Falls 

WI3+ R

Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 180'
Original: WI3+ R [details]
FA: Brian Cabe and Matt Scullion 1 February 2009
New Route: Yes
Season: cold winter with snow
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Submitted By: Brian in SLC on Mar 24, 2009

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Lead up steepest portion of Genuflect Falls.

Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed MORE INFO >>>


180 foot pitch up low angle corners with steps/bulges leading to a steeper falls. Goes low angle again above the obvious steeper falls. We left a couple of slings for rappel anchors (left of the steep rock bulge but right of the main ice flow) on a horizontal spike of rock backed up to a small tree/bush. Two rope rappel.

Seldom forming, ephemeral ice climb. Would need the right combination of snow, melt freeze, and sustained cold temperatures.


Nearly directly across the canyon from the East Gate Buttress. About a ½ to one mile down canyon and to the west of the Great White Icicle. Park as for the GWI, then walk down the carriage road until a reasonable path of least resistance leads to a shallow gully below the route. Note the metal memorial cross on the left below the bowl at the base of the route.


Selection of screws and rock gear. Placed 8 screws ranging from 10cm to 17 cm in very thin ice. Also placed four cams and two thin pitons. Sling was used on a couple of small bushes (dubious at best).

Photos of Genuflect Falls Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt tip toeing up thin and narrow ice on a cold f...
Matt tip toeing up thin and narrow ice on a cold f...
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading up low angle but thin ice on Genuflect Fal...
Leading up low angle but thin ice on Genuflect Fal...
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt rappelling off Genuflect Falls.
BETA PHOTO: Matt rappelling off Genuflect Falls.

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By mountainsense
Apr 1, 2009

nice work, gentlemen!

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