Whiteman Falls, WI 6

  • Whiteman Falls, IV, WI 6/ 95 meters.
  • This is a two pitch route at the end of the canyon. The first pitch is blessed with incredible mushrooms, which make the route easier than WI 6, but present interesting climbing issues of their own. The second pitch is full on sustained WI 6. We took the route up the right side which placed us on a hanging belay, not good if you have kidney issues. According to Joe Josephson’s “Waterfall Ice, Climbs in the Canadian Rockies”, you can find a comfortable cave for your mid pitch belay if you take the left line. The left line looks to be an easier line to climb as well regarding both pitches. We climbed both pitches to the right moving towards the center at the top of the second pitch.


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    tommi - Jan 28, 2007 7:38 pm - Voted 10/10


    Looks more like a hard piece of work. The ice looks fantastic. All you need are steady nerves and a very good technique.

    Dow Williams

    Dow Williams - Jan 28, 2007 7:42 pm - Hasn't voted

    Re: Whow

    It is a wild ride. The mushrooms are a load of fun. The verticle 2nd pitch is just hard work. Cheers.


    arturf - Jan 28, 2007 8:37 pm - Voted 10/10

    Looks Great!

    Wonderful ice formations!

    Rob A

    Rob A - Jan 28, 2007 8:45 pm - Voted 10/10

    ice ice baby

    very nice dow. does this make up for the pats loss?


    Dow Williams

    Dow Williams - Jan 29, 2007 2:11 am - Hasn't voted

    Re: ice ice baby

    Think that is a stretch Rob...that was quite the heart breaker don't you think??? one different call or break and it was whole different story line.

    Rob A

    Rob A - Jan 29, 2007 2:31 am - Voted 10/10

    Re: ice ice baby

    your darn right it was a heartbreaker...i had $50 on the game.

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