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Waterfall Canyon
Ice climbers on a cliff on the south side of Waterfall Canyon. This canyon has many quartzite rock walls.

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tuntunBeautiful..

tuntun

Voted 10/10

It is beautiful photo. Congratulation for Photo of the Day.
Tun
Posted Dec 4, 2006 1:16 am

mountaingazelleRe: Beautiful..

mountaingazelle

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Thank you, Tun, for the nice compliment!
Posted Dec 4, 2006 5:24 pm

Dan DaltonI'll second that

Dan Dalton

Voted 10/10

Great photo. Could you breifly explain the ice-climbing difficulty scale? Do they break up waterfall ice as a different system?

Dan
Posted Dec 4, 2006 10:28 pm

mountaingazelleRe: I'll second that

mountaingazelle

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Thanks Dan, ice climbing has its own rating system. Here is a brief explanation.

WI – Waterfall Ice
AI – Alpine Ice
M – Mixed

The ratings are determined by how steep the route is and how difficult it is to place protection. So a WI1 route would be around 30°. A route rated WI5 would be an 85-90° ice climb.

After the technical rating is the estimated time such as a II, meaning the route would take half a day to climb for the average person.

Posted Dec 4, 2006 11:58 pm

Dan DaltonRe: I'll second that

Dan Dalton

Voted 10/10

Sounds pretty similar to rock climbing, (what I am used to) with an extra steepness component added. Thanks for the quick clarification. I definately need to try this some time. It can get frustrating trying to find warm and dry crags this time of the year.

Dan
Posted Dec 5, 2006 12:29 am

BCJSo cool

BCJ

Voted 10/10

It's amazing how the ice forms like that all over the rocks...so beautiful. Great photo!
Posted Oct 19, 2008 2:18 pm

mountaingazelleRe: So cool

mountaingazelle

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Thanks! The ice on this formation is unusual and doesn’t always form well. It was very snowy and cold so conditions were good.
Posted Oct 19, 2008 3:17 pm

Josh LewisLooks good

Josh Lewis

Voted 10/10

Looks like a fun place to be! Did you get to climb this?
Posted Mar 17, 2011 10:06 pm

mountaingazelleRe: Looks good

mountaingazelle

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Thanks Josh. No, I haven't climbed this. The area was crowded with climbers at the time. I've only seen this ice form once when it was really cold.
Posted Mar 18, 2011 11:42 am

PanamaRedCool Picture!

PanamaRed

Voted 10/10

I really like this shot!
Posted Oct 4, 2012 1:52 pm

mountaingazelleRe: Cool Picture!

mountaingazelle

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Thanks! It was rare to see thick ice form in this area of the canyon. I also like your profile photo on the summit of Teewinot!
Posted Oct 5, 2012 7:04 pm

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mountaingazelleSubmitted by mountaingazelle
on Dec 3, 2006 8:09 pm

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Object Title: Waterfall Canyon

Image Type(s): Ice Climbing