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Hays Creek Falls 

WI2

   
Type:  Trad, Ice
Consensus: WI2 [details]
FA: unknown
Season: winter
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jan 1, 2001

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What a great smile, Corey. Proud Dad.

Description 

Classic roadside. South of Carbondale near McClure Pass. There is a sign on CO Hwy 133 that says "Hays Creek Falls." Short approach is less than a minute. 60 feet. Quick & easy. Skippable if you want solitude or something challenging. Rap or downclimb.


Protection 

Ice screws, rope.



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Corey Lossner, age 6 doing her first sport lead on ice.
Corey Lossner, age 6 doing her first sport lead on...
Fun in the summer too!
Fun in the summer too!
From 99' Hendrix on a fat Hays.
From 99' Hendrix on a fat Hays.
From mid-winter 1998
From mid-winter 1998
Got to lead a little wet but otherwise fat right side of Hays on 1/11/14.
Got to lead a little wet but otherwise fat right s...
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By Jeff Dwyer
Jan 28, 2002

Climbed here last week (1/16) and the ice was good, but I couldn't find any bolts to rap off of. Are they there and just under ice or am I blind? Can't beat the approach though!

By Scott Leonard
Feb 5, 2002

This report is for Rifle Mountain Park. Rifle is in excellent shape. the final curtain area, where the moderates are, is fat blue ice. routes ranging from 4+ pillars to 3 slabs. the real PRIZE is the fang like pillar that formed 250 feet right of Stone Free. I was out sport climbing so I didn't boot up,(of course I would of...) but the formation looks outrageous - if there are people looking to climb some really steep ice that is untouched, get to Rifle. oh yeah, the descent beta for Hays Creek falls: Downclimb

By Mike Dallin
Oct 20, 2002

Does anyone know if there are further waterfalls in the canyon above the roadside falls? Thanks!- Mike

By B.J. Sbarra
Dec 11, 2005

Anchor webbing replaced with chains thanks to the ARI. Also, check out www.splitterchoss.com for more info on climbing in the Redstone area.

By patrick donahue
From: Gunnison, Colorado
Jan 24, 2013

Does anyone now if you can access this from the top to TR? Or do you just have to lead it?

By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Jan 25, 2013

You can usually scramble up the left side of the formation via pretty darn easy terrain (WI1-ish or less?) and gain access to the anchors at top. Requires tools and crampons.

By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Feb 27, 2013

The anchor has been replaced with stainless steel rap rings, courtesy of the ASCA.