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OK Slip Falls 

OK Slip Falls 

WI3+

   
Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 150'
Original: WI3+ [details]
FA: unknown
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: TheIceManCometh on Feb 5, 2014

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Photo by Don Mellor

Description 

Said to be the highest falls in the 'Daks. Rap to the base of the falls, then climb out. Apparently, the actual climbing is about 90' due to the cone that forms at the bottom. Reportedly, the climbing is in the WI3 range because it's formed from frozen spray, not flowing water dripping down.

Protection 

Many ice screws


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Rock Climbing Photo: In winter. Credit: Susan Bibeau
In winter. Credit: Susan Bibeau
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo credit: GeoLobo, aka Adirondack Bucket List
Photo credit: GeoLobo, aka Adirondack Bucket List
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo Credit: Carl Heilman II
Photo Credit: Carl Heilman II
Rock Climbing Photo: OK Slip Falls in winter. Credit: Carl Heilman II.
BETA PHOTO: OK Slip Falls in winter. Credit: Carl Heilman II.

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By TheIceManCometh
From: Albany, NY
Feb 5, 2014

From a post by Don Mellor on NEICE.com:

"I did it in the 80s - had quite a scare when the whole thing cracked as I topped out solo. One tool over lip, the other tool below, with the crack between them, running wall to wall. I could feel the entire falls settling abruptly in two different moments. After the second settling, the crack was almost an inch across, with loud water underneath. My partner, Jeff Edwards, was setting up a rap, and he was able to toss me a line to grab just in case the thing blew as I was topping. I was close to tears."