Lincoln Falls (3)


Statistics

  • Date - 03/11/2007
  • Elevation - 11,500'
  • Route - Various
  • Miles - 2.0
  • Elevation Gain - 900'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Doug Shaw, Brian Kooienga

Description

We wanted to do some more multi-pitch climbing, so Doug and I went up to Lincoln Falls to give the main gully a shot.  Brian was already in Silverthorne, Colorado, skiing so he joined us for the morning before heading back to meet his family.  Although I've read that this is a three pitch climb, we were able to easily complete it in two.  I lead the first pitch passing the slung boulder on climbers left and set up a three screw anchor over half way up the ice.  We thought it might be interesting to belay two seconds since the gully is fairly wide.  I brought Brian and Doug up at the same time and then Doug lead the second pitch to a large bolted boulder on the top.

Doug and I rappelled together and then Brian followed us down.  With the double ropes it obviously only took two rappels, but with a single rope you would have to make three.  Brian had to head out after one run up the gully, so Doug and I went up again exchanging the pitches that we had already done.  It was a comfortable day.  The far right curtain was now only a pillar.

Photos

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