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Cherry Creek Falls Area

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Licorice Stick Ice/Mixed 

Cherry Creek Falls Area 


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BETA PHOTO: The flows from the trail (from N).

Description 

Each year this ice forms but is not as interesting as the other flows in the canyon. It is more of a novelty....

Anyway, a short (about 15 foot) fall is easy to toprope and the ice on the north bank is a great beginner spot--plastic ice and low angle. If you lower down all the way to the creek at the farthest downstream patch of ice, you can get some vertical and chandeliered ice for about 10-12 feet.

FWIW, there are some lines up to 80 feet, for the creative, here.


Getting There 

Take the north entrance and park in the farthest lot to the south. Hike along the creek trail until you see the falls. Easy.


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Licorice Stick Ice/Mixed   M2-3     TR, Mixed, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Cherry Creek Falls WI2+  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Cherry Creek Falls Area
The short falls are about 80 degrees and very featured, so the feet are good. Toprope from the large boulder about 15 feet back from the edge. Another, smaller boulder near the edge can be used also.The falls are fun and sorta cool to do just cause they're there, but don't make a trip out here just to climb the falls. With warmer weather, the ice is quite unstable and could be dangerous--use good judgment.To access the bottom, you likely will need to do a short rappel off a boulder or a d...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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