Login with Facebook
US Highway 550
Select Route:
Bear Creek Falls T 
Blue Condition 
Bride's Veil aka Skyrocket 
Cascade Falls 
Gravity's Rainbow T 
Horsetail Falls T 
Kennedy's Gully T 
Oak Creek Falls 
Over The Rainbow 
Mountain Project has launched a new site: Powder Project, and we're giving away loads of gear, including skis & Oakley goggles. Check it out!

Bear Creek Falls 


Type:  Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 160'
Consensus: WI4-5 [details]
FA: don't know
Season: winter, when cold
Page Views: 1,146
Submitted By: Charlie Nuttelman on Jan 23, 2002

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (3)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [1 person likes this page.]


This is an awesome route, it has more than 160 feet of steep, straightforward Grade 4 ice. There is thin ice on the top, but it can be bypassed by traversing right on mixed terrain.


Bring a large piece of webbing to attach to bridge; a cam was placed as a secondary anchor point. Bring your bridge scrambling skills!

Toprope Protection 

The east side of the bridge above Bear Creek Falls was used as a top-rope anchor. Probably you can use the west side as well, but it would be more difficult and I don't know how the Dept. of Transportation feels about using their bridge as an anchor.

Comments on Bear Creek Falls Add Comment
Show which comments
By Charlie Nuttelman
Jan 26, 2002

As of January 23, Bear Creek Falls was in fat (at least the bottom) and had some sweet ice, although the top was thin (be careful of falling in the creek!).
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
and Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!