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Cherry Creek Falls Area
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Cherry Creek Falls 

WI2+

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, 1 pitch
Consensus: WI2+ [details]
FA: unknown
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 28, 2001

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Description 

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 downclimb.

Protection 

A lead would be difficult since it starts above the water--not impossible, but easier to toprope.

Toprope Protection 

Very long slings and a number 8 or 9 hex makes a good directional.


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

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By Eric Chrisman
Feb 15, 2002

For those who are really desperate for 15 feet of WI2+, Cherry Creek Falls is in. Best to tackle early in the am. Bring your hip waders, it starts in 8 inches of fish smelling water/mud. Enjoy!
By Speers
From: Evergreen, CO
Feb 19, 2002

About noon on Monday the 18th, the ice made a spectacular plunge in to the pool below. Luckly, at the time, I was on a much more stable ajdacent route.
By Scott Garcia
From: Parker, Colorado
Dec 26, 2013

Ice was fun, nice view, one other party in gully by the road, nice to get out on ice near the falls! Conditions - not as much ice a picture but some nice thin stuff to play on, gully by road fully great for solo or beginner, or blindfolded climbing!