Route Grade Votings
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Seven pitches. The wide waterfall behind Hydro Gas. The first five pitches are easy ice climbing (grade 2) and it is possible to abseil off from here. This makes the waterfall a possibility for less experienced ice climbers. The two last pitches are considerably steeper. Descend by abseiling from trees.
Be prepared for sections of steep ice, probably WI3, around pitch 2 and 3, this probably could have be avoided, but we had other teams either side of us so we had to take a central line. The descent is interesting!! sometimes the tress are very spaced (longest is about 32 m).
An excellent route and wide enough for two separate parties when we climbed it in early February 2006. Best to abseil the route.
Great route. Be aware though getting off it takes time. Allow 3 hours and abseil down the Faireyfoss gully.