• Date - 12/26/2020
  • Elevation - 8,800'
  • Route - 19th Hole
  • Miles - 1.0
  • Elevation Gain - 500'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Brian Kooienga


This was the third new ice climb of the season for me.  We drove to Vail, Colorado, and ultimately decided to check out a climb that neither Brian or I had been to.  The 19th Hole is west of Pumphouse Falls, and the approach is relatively short and easy.  The ice flow consists of two separate short steps separated by a shelf.  The climb is easier than East Vail Falls, but somewhat similar how it forms.  This would be a good area for a new leader to come or bring new people to introduce them to ice climbing.


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