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Tumalo Falls

 
Tumalo Falls

Page Type: Route

Location: Oregon, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W

Object Title: Tumalo Falls

Route Type: Ice Climbing

Season: Winter

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: WI 3/4 and Mixed

Number of Pitches: 1

Grade: I

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Page By: KMM

Created/Edited: Jan 26, 2008 / Jan 26, 2008

Object ID: 375883

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Overview

Tumalo Falls is a high volume waterfall west of Bend, Oregon. Occasionally ice forms on it's sides. It takes a VERY cold spell for this to happen. For a gauge of what it takes to get something climbable see pics below. There are other ice possibilities in the area. Just to the right of the main flow is a small drip that forms a good mixed climb.

 
Tumalo Falls
In nearby Redmond it was an average temp. of 12deg F for the prior four days.


 
Tumalo Falls
prior 3 days average temp in Redmond was 21F.


Getting There

Bend is located in Central Oregon. From bend you want to head out Skyliners road. Drive Skyliners for about 11 miles you should cross a bridge and then hit gravel this will be rd 4603. In the winter this last 2 miles is closed. The approach is very popular with xc skiers and snowshoers. No snowmobiles.

Route Description

Top rope from above on either side of the main falls or the small drip on the climbers right. I'm not sure if these routes have been lead. If they have It would have been quite rare.

Essential Gear

I'd recommend some long slings (maybe 30) for setting up the top rope.

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Images

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