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Stewart's Falls - WI5

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Ice
PG13
2
Ice screws
230
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty WI5
  Safety Rating X
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Usually climbed in two pitches, a 70M rope will allow for a single pitch. Beautiful ice located behind Sundance Ski Resort, an approximate 45 min approach (scout the trail in the summer, located north of the creek and the private property) up the Stewart Falls hiking/snowshoe trail. The left side curtain is typically climbed in two pitches, though the right side is steeper and rarer to find in climbable shape, as the multiple pillars have a large volume of water moving behind them. A hanging WI6 dagger to the right of the ice has reportedly been climbed, though I am unsure what the M-rating is to gain the ice.

Descent Options:

No anchors exist at the top, descent is typically a 50M hiking traverse north to a gully, which will drop you out at your packs

Submitted by: stymingersfink on 2007-01-24
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Route ID: 82980

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2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty WI5
  Safety Rating X
Solo Solo ascent by: stymingersfink on 2007-02-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Soloing Leashless

Photo shoot for Howie Garber

Added: 2007-11-10

Ratings
  Difficulty WI5
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stymingersfink on 2007-01-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars January Climbing

This climb is usually an early season climb due to the location at the bottom of a monstrous bowl providing significant avie danger in the wrong conditions. In low snow years it may be climbed until it melts out. In Jan, this climb receives early morning sun, from sunrise until just before noon, so bring the Gore-Tex if it is less than overcast.

Added: 2007-01-24