Salmon River Falls Gorge is section of river that flows over a waterfal and through a deep gorge below the Salmon River Reservior. Once the main stem of the Salmon River, this section of the river is controlled by a dam and is used as a bypass reach in times of high water.
The Main Waterfall is the main attraction here; being about 300 ’wide and 120 ’high, it freezes up into a gigantic mass of
yellow ice. Unfortunately for ice climbers, the main waterfall and walls immeditely surrounding the main waterfall are off-limits. The good news is that there are numerous stream and ground-water fed flows that breach the steep gorge walls downstream of the main waterfall.
There are 32 established ice routes and variations at Salmon River with the majority at the higher end of the difficulty scale.