Kiliam Falls, WI3, Eagle River valley; 1/2 mile behind Eagle River Nature Center

This is a moderate ice route 1/2 mile behind the Eagle River Nature Center; generally in the WI3 range, depending on current conditions. The route can accommodate four folks comfortably; two ropes of two. Being out my back door, I've been watching the ice grow this season...it's looking bueno! Kiliam Falls is located very near the Nature Center, so either hiking or biking the approx. 1/2 mile behind the center, then cruising up through beautiful birch/spruce forests 500' vertical to its base offers a nice warm-up for the route. The first pitch is easy Grade 2, with exposure and potential injury if you slipped...usually best to rope-up for most folks. The second main pitch climbs out left of a nice alder anchor to a bomber set of anchors above...assuming the porcupines haven't feasted on the webbing left from last year! Afterwards we can rally at my cabin for brews and refreshments. This climb is a moderate route and would be best for folks who are proficient on ice but not yet climbing Gonzo! We can meet up at the Eagle River Nature Center...although they require a parking fee. My cabin is 500' before the center and I'd be happy to let you park here at my place...plenty of space. Get ahold of me for further details. Looking forward to sharing my secret routes with some new faces...hope to see you there! I can be reached at [masked] or, better yet, calling me at[masked](H).

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  • Tara S.

    Pics!

    December 14, 2013

  • Stacy P.

    Did you guys go?

    December 14, 2013

  • Stefan

    Too much snow. Maybe more luck next weekend...

    December 13, 2013

  • Sherry

    I hope you make it out Tara! Should be a lot of fun

    1 · December 13, 2013

  • Tara S.

    I'm gonna try and check this climb out sunday, since you may it sound interesting. Been climbing only a couple times this winter, so still very new to the sport. But half the fun is just discovering good, new climbs to someday tackle :) Post pictures!

    December 13, 2013

  • Aze

    I think I'm coming down with something. Hope to see you guys next time.

    December 13, 2013

  • Richard B.

    Greetings All! Sounds like we'll move this trip to Saturday to accommodate a couple of you folks. Note change of meet time...9:30am. Park either at the ERNC (parking fee of $5.00), or at my place (Parking fee of beer [IPA]!!!). Call me at[masked] for directions. Aze...this is a different climb than last season's...that was the "Period Climbs". This is a bit easier. Hope to see you! Currently snowing here, 2" accum. thus far, 12-degrees outside. Today's ice in the valley was dry and brittle...I expect the same on Saturday...dress warm and bring hot drinks for the climb...appetizers & BYOB to share for party afterwards.

    Ciao,

    Richard

    December 12, 2013

  • Aze

    Richard,
    Is this the same one you took me last year?

    December 12, 2013

  • Aze

    Tentative yes. I have to clear it with my boss

    December 12, 2013

  • Aze

    If you can move to Saturday, I would be interested.

    December 12, 2013

  • Stefan

    Could this be moved to Saturday?

    December 11, 2013

  • Sherry

    Hey Richard I would love to go! unfortunately I work weekdays and can't go out on a Friday. I would definitely be interested in a weekend climb though!

    December 11, 2013

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