Fort William is the central town of the Highlands. Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain is the reason why this place is considered the main tourist center of Scotland. Τhe Orion Face is a demanding choice for ice climbers and the knowledge of mixed-climbing will be necessary for those attempting the venture.
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Ice Climbing in Rainbow Falls Climb, Wenatchee, Washington USA
Rainbow Falls is located a little over Icicle Rd, outside Leavenworth Town. It is an easy accessible ice climb, with a lot of ice and good climbing conditions. There are two different routes you can climb. The first one is Rainbow Falls Right, which is the long flow up the right side and Rainbow Falls Left, which is a steep and more challenging climb, on the left corner of the Gully area.
The skill level required to climb the right side is WI3. The route is vertical with long steep sections, but has rest spots and good protection. The skill level required to climb the left section is WI4+. The route has good protection but has more vertical sections and fewer rest spots. Both sides top out to chain anchors.
Rainbow Falls is an exciting adventure, for both beginner and advanced ice climbing enthusiasts. Climbers should take two ropes, five to six screws and ice tools. Always check the weather conditions before you choose this climb due to high avalanche danger on the area.