A cold canyon with a handicap accessible path that freezes early and offers 4 ice climbs of 25' or less. Rarely crowded, and mostly used as a half-day, lunch-break, or after-last-call venue. Also great in combination with a day at Big Sky/Moonlight resort. As for the ice, the falls freeze solid and the typical pillar formation is chandeliered (due to the mineral content of the area).
[Random related factoid: The namesake of this area is a small, watergoing bird. The ousel, also known as an "american dipper," is known for scooting about the bottoms of fast moving, rocky streams in search for food. They have all sorts of special underwater adaptations. Wikipedia that shit.]
Use Google Maps to find Ousel Falls Road in Big Sky, MT. From the Big Sky Spur/Ousel Falls Rd. intersection, travel 1.5 miles or so to "Ousel Falls Park." Parking area on the left. Follow the very distinct signage.
The approach is about 15 minutes.
Weather station 3.5 miles from here
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Ousel Falls Proper
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This is a short, wide route that can soloed or toproped via screws and a pin in the climber's left hand side wall. Left side tends to be steeper; right side tends to be wet. There is a short mixed/dry route just right of the falls. Great to bring a first time climber to, or just for a light session....[more] Browse More Classics in MT
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