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The Cup of Manas Waterfall 


Type:  Trad, Ice
Original: WI4- [details]
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Amadeus on Feb 8, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: The Cup of Manas with Jeff for perspective, althou...


This route is great for people new to the sport. The waterfall is near vertical, but has enough slope that it provides a good learning environment. This is a single pitch climb of almost exactly 30 meters. At the base of the waterfall you will see a lower cascade of 4 meters that you will want to just free climb up to get to the base of the main waterfall. There is a very large area there to set up a good belay station.


Park near the statue of Yuri Gagarin. The waterfall is on the right side of the road. There aren't any marked trails, but you should be able to look towards the statue, and see a small valley coming out of the mountains to the right of the statue. Follow this valley up for about 20-30 minutes and you should arrive at the waterfall.


You will need a bunch of screws, and abalokov threading equipment to descend. There is no way to walk down from the top. This is a great waterfall to set up a top rope for people new to the sport.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cup of Manas with us at the bottom ready to go.
Cup of Manas with us at the bottom ready to go.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Cup of Manas
BETA PHOTO: The Cup of Manas

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By Amadeus
From: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Feb 18, 2012

Super fun waterfall. Good warm-up for the larger waterfalls in the area. There is a second pitch further up the creek that looks like it could be pretty fun!

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