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Takakkaw Fall - 5.6

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
G
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

Left side of Takakkaw fall. Climbing is not tough, but you will enjoy unsual 100m cave section after the last pitch, to meet the top of the fall!

Descent Options:

Rappel

Submitted by: Happywhale52 on 2007-10-03
Views: 429
Route ID: 89330

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sout528 on 2013-08-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars scenic but easy

Easy climb up to 5.6.. bolted but with two "trad" pitches. I would have soloed up them though. If the falls and cave weren't there, I'm not sure it would be worth doing. Rock is pretty poor, lots of loose bits which sucks on rappel. There are basically two full pitches traversing on ledges (not very interesting!) but you come to the giant falls which spill right beside you so that's a good pay off. The cave at the top is neat but bring gloves! It's a good fun day for a novice.

Added: 2013-08-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Happywhale52 on 2007-09-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Takakkaw Fall

Climbing is easy, but location (Next to huge waterfall!!) and cave (dark, nallow 100m to go!) makes this climbing special! May be one of the greatest climb in Canadian Rockies! Lead 8th pitch, bolted 5.6 section besides waterfall!

Added: 2007-10-03