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-=Solstice=- WI 3-4 II 137m (450') - WI4

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screws, slings or cord for tree anchors.
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F.A. Kevin Watson, Kyle Watson - Dec 22 2005 ------------------------------------ Located on the south-side of Sibbald Creek trail, exactly 6.2 km east of the Highway 40 (Kananaskis Hwy) intersection. The approach is ridiculously short being only 100m from the road, however care should be taken in crossing the beaver ponds to get there as they exceed 3m in depth. Presently there is pink/yellow flagging hanging in a tree marking the access, which can be seen from the road. At the base of the falls there is a small rock wall to the left with a bolted belay station. The top of the first pitch has a bolted rap anchor. Although the falls are 137m in height the majority of the climbing is the first pitch. After that you can tramp up the ice the top of the falls, where the last 15 - 20m of the falls continues increase in angle as it forms. Descend via the route, down climbing or rapping off of trees to the bolted anchor. We're presently working on some mixed stuff on either side of the main fall.

Submitted by: skinner on 2005-12-31
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Route ID: 72841

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: skinner on 2005-12-22 (View Climbing Log)

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We grabbed the F.A. of this great little climb on the shortest day of the year, causing us to descend by headlamp in the dark.
We decided to call it "Solstice" which only seemed fitting. We returned a few days later armed with a hammer drill and beefed up the belay station at the bottom and added a rap-chain anchor at the top of the first pitch.
Other then Tangle Falls, I honestly know of no shorter approach.

Added: 2005-12-22