• Date - 01/15/2023
  • Elevation - < 7,000'
  • Route - Secret Waterfall
  • Miles - 1.0
  • Elevation Gain - 700'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners -  John Balciar, Ed Partch


My neighbor Ed wanted to give ice climbing a try.  I though Secret Waterfall was a good option given its proximity to Denver, Colorado, short approach, and fairly easy climbing.  John tagged along to provide a belay and enjoy the morning.  We each got a few laps in despite there being a couple parties already at the climb when we got their around 8:30 am.  It was a good day and Ed indicated he would like to go climbing again.


James ready to climb.

Ed Partch on his first ice climb ever.

Ed Partch on Secret Waterfall.

Ed Partch

Ed Partch near the top of Secret Waterfall.

A full shot of Secret Waterfall.