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Columbine Falls 

WI4

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, Alpine, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus: WI3+ [details]
FA: unknown
Season: fall/winter
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Dec 3, 2001
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BETA PHOTO: In 2010 March, deep snow reduced this route to a 6...

Description 

This is a nice, moderate, fat ice route. It is just a short distance from the trail to Chasm Lake. There is a steep start for 30? feet to a low angle slab. It is 120 feet total. Walk off to the right. There are multiple variations possible.

There is another moderate flow to the left. There is an interesting flow down low close to the pool.


Protection 

A few screws.


Toprope Protection 

A few screws.



Photos of Columbine Falls Slideshow Add Photo
Art Missirlian on the ice flow immediately on the West end of Peacock Pool. WI3+.
BETA PHOTO: Art Missirlian on the ice flow immediately on the ...
Left Side of Columbine Falls.
BETA PHOTO: Left Side of Columbine Falls.
Nov. 3, 2012. WI4 on left side. WI3 in middle and on right. Steep bit lasts for 35ft, then WI2 to top. 1-pitch. Sunny on top and warm. Cold and shady at the bottom.
BETA PHOTO: Nov. 3, 2012. WI4 on left side. WI3 in middle and ...
Columbine Falls, predigital camera age.
BETA PHOTO: Columbine Falls, predigital camera age.
Right side of Columbine Falls.
BETA PHOTO: Right side of Columbine Falls.
Columbine Falls area, taken 10/7/09.
BETA PHOTO: Columbine Falls area, taken 10/7/09.
Nov. 3, 2012. Meagan Buck in front of the Far Right Flow. WI4 on the left side for 35ft and WI2 to the top - 1 pitch. All the other starts were WI3.
BETA PHOTO: Nov. 3, 2012. Meagan Buck in front of the Far Righ...
Columbine Falls on the right, taken 10/17/09.
BETA PHOTO: Columbine Falls on the right, taken 10/17/09.
Nov. 3, 2012. Meagan Buck topping out the steep part of Columbine Falls. WI2 to the top. About 95ft to the top.
BETA PHOTO: Nov. 3, 2012. Meagan Buck topping out the steep pa...
Columbine Falls, Oct. 24th, 2009.
Columbine Falls, Oct. 24th, 2009.
Columbine Falls, 01/11/2014.
Columbine Falls, 01/11/2014.
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By Anonymous Coward
Oct 27, 2002

Light snow and slick trail approach. Ice is in although somewhat thin, stream is poking through in a couple of places. We toproped w/ 60m rope, 3 screws backed up w/50 feet of webbing to a nearby boulder.

By Scott Matz
From: Loveland, CO
Jan 14, 2010

Columbine froze up quite well in late December, but as of now it's melting, the far left is the most solid, but the right has the WI-3+(if you like frozen slurpies at 7-11).