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Via Falling Rock Canyon
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Via Falling Rock Canyon

 
Via Falling Rock Canyon

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 34.24200°N / 117.634°W

Object Title: Via Falling Rock Canyon

Route Type: Scramble

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Class 2-3

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Created/Edited: Apr 30, 2004 / May 3, 2004

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Approach


Starting from Icehouse Canyon road end hike up the main trail for about 0.5 miles. When you can see the first canyon heading east on the other side of the creek take off cross country up it. This is Falling Rock Canyon.

Route Description


Falling Rock Canyon is a narrow steep walled canyon with a few boulder sections of Class 3. Do not try to traverse around the difficult sections(it's more trouble than it's worth). After about 0.5miles when you can see the steep scree of the north slope, head up out of the canyon directly for the summit. This is the most strenuous section of the climb with ~1000' of elevation gain in ~0.6 miles. Stay on the north slope till you get near the top where the incline begins to level off. This will be a bit of a slog, but a fantastic rock ski down! The actual summit is the Southern most bump on a small ridge and has a tall rock pile. There is a small PVC tube with the summit register at the top.

Essential Gear


Only water(and food) for late spring to early winter. Might be a nice crampon, ice axe trainer if there were enough snow.

Miscellaneous Info


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