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This is an obscure part of the park for ice/mixed climbing. In fact, it probably can/is ignored by virtually all ice climbers...maybe for a good reason.
From Estes, you can go on the MacGregor Ave past the Lumpy Ridge trailhead, past Alligator Rock, to McGraw Ranch Rd. Follow this dirt road to a trailhead near the old McGraw Ranch buildings.
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Bridalveil Falls WI2 PG13 CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : McGraw Ranch Trailhead
This is definitely an obscure line that won't raise an eyebrow among most ice climbers. Still, if you were looking for an easy route in an uncrowded setting, a micro-explore, or just wanting to tick off one more route in RMNP...this may be a line for you.Pick a cold, cloudless day during a cold stretch, if you can...although in the December it doesn't get sun.This climb has a steeper bit for the first 30 feet or so on a thinner-than-it-looks shell, then it kicks back with a few short, low-angle...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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