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Buttermilk Falls - WI4

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Average Rating : 3.67 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty WI3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


This is a beautiful, multitiered (perhaps 7?) flow with sections ranging from WI2+ to WI4. There are numerous side flows on the way up (more near the top) and variations ranging, I'm sure, as hard as you'd like 'em. There's also some mixed variations. For the approach, consult "An Ice Climber's Guide to the Catskill Mountains" by Marty Molitoris.

Submitted by: taino on 2005-03-02
Last Modified: 2007-03-15
Views: 1697
Route ID: 64404

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3 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty WI3
  Safety Rating G
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: brokesomeribs on 2010-02-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good day

Busy day at BMF. We were behind 3 parties. Ice was good quality, but P7 was thin, candled, and chandelier. We didn't climb it. Good thing too, it was dark before we were down. We did the last 3 rappels and the entire hike out in the dark. Most pitches went at WI3. P6 was probably about 4-

Added: 2010-02-09

  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: PosiDave on 2008-08-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars -

Not really an ascent we top roped the vertical pitches that were pretty sketchy and melting.

Added: 2008-08-08

  Difficulty WI4
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: tigerlilly on 2008-03-02 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Worth the hike up

Climbed with Gunkiemike. Ice was pretty airy and chandeliered, but wicked fun! Followed my hardest climb to date - 4th pitch, with a steady rain of water on my left arm and head.

Added: 2008-03-21