Whiteman Falls Ice/Mixed
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This area is the crag/amphitheater including Whiteman falls and the surrounding mixed climbs.
In early season, you can drive South on Highway 40, turn left at Opal Creek Road and drive 200M to park at the Opal Creek bridge. From this parking area in early season, the approach is only 15 minutes up the Opal Creek drainage including a couple short low angle snow/ice steps. During winter closure, drive Hwy 40 South until the winter road barrier (closed after Dec. 1st at King Creek). 5K ski/hike/snowshoe one way from winter closure parking along Hwy 40 South until the left hand turn to access Opal Creek.
Weather station 9.4 miles from here
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WI5-6 North America
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This is the main waterfall in the drainage that bears its name. Very good option when avalanche danger is high. Two pitches of varied ice depending on conditions. Could go as easy as WI4 and as hard as 6. Pitch one is usually mushroomed and varied. Belay on the left from ledges or on the right in a cave from a bolted anchor. Second pitch climbs the upper pillar to bolted anchor on the right. Double 70M ropes will allow a single rap to the ground if the snow cone is somewhat built up, othe...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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