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FRA (?) - Acephale Falls, WI2, 22m

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  • FRA (?) - Acephale Falls, WI2, 22m

    Feb 29, 2020 - Brendan C, Remco U, Joanna T

    A perfect easy climb with a friendly approach that is also easily accessible for setting up a top rope. There are 3 obvious lines: the left side is thin but fun, the middle is the easiest, and the right side is the steepest - maybe WI3. No avy hazard and well sheltered from the wind and sun in the trees. Was a great place to take two beginners for their first ever ice climbing experience!

    Given its proximity to the Acephale crag surely somebody has climbed it before (?), but I couldn't find any info on it and saw no obvious evidence of anything at or above the climb.

    Approach: 30 min hike from highway 1 up the excellent trail to the Acephale rock crag on Heart Mountain. You can't miss the falls if you're on the correct trail. Easy top rope access by following the trail hiker's left above the falls along a short and exposed rock step with chains. A tree anchor worked well for top roping - there appeared to be some good rock for a future bolted anchor too.