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Slateford Falls

Slateford Falls

Slateford Falls

Page Type: Route

Location: Pennsylvania, United States, North America

Object Title: Slateford Falls

Route Type: Toprope, Ice Climbing

Season: Winter

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: WI2

Number of Pitches: 1

Grade: I

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Rob A

Created/Edited: Jan 28, 2009 / Jan 28, 2009

Object ID: 484202

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Slateford Falls is a WI2 water fall located in eastern Pennsylvania. It is the central feature in the Slateford Quarry and is probably the most climbed route in the Quarry. The falls are just under 20 meters high and makes for a great place to introduce someone to ice climbing.

Getting There

After following the approach directions on the Slateford Quarry page, walk to the back of the U. The falls cant be missed.

Stay to the right side of the main pool of the falls. It usually freezes first.

Route Description

Starting from the right side of the falls, climb directly up to the top.
Rappel from trees on climbers right, or walk off to the right.

Essential Gear

Standard Ice rack may be used based on leaders comfort. Route is easy enough to solo.


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