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High Falls - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Standard Rack. Used a lot of small - medium sized cams.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


Nice route with a good view, with one sticky spot. There is a loose flake at the end of a long overhang about 2/3 of the way up. Unfortunately, it needs to be used as a foot hold. To get there, park at Cold Air Cave and hike up the blue trail to the practice face. At the practice face, you can pick any crack and climb to tree belay above. From there you are going to want to stay slightly left and climb towards a hanging belay at the end of a long overhang. To the right of High Falls is Drifting arrow which is a 5.5, so it should be easy to tell which way to go.

Descent Options:

Hike over and rappel down Teardrop Buttress. (When you reach the top of High Falls, you'll see the rappel station to your left when you face the highway.)

Submitted by: elg0086 on 2007-06-06
Views: 432
Route ID: 81837

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: elg0086 on 2006-11-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars High Falls

Be sure to back up the belay stations you find. Not many people climb in the area and the gear doesn't see as much up keep as the Gunks.

Added: 2006-12-13