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#53656 - 08/05/10 03:18 PM Awosting Falls
Welle Offline
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Just wanted to throw in some distraction from certain threads on this board. Here is how the falls looked like last Sunday - almost non-existent, there are some good lines if climbing was permitted in Minnewaska. This is probably a good summer to climb Roaring Brook Falls up in the Daks...


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#53657 - 08/05/10 04:03 PM Re: Awosting Falls [Re: Welle]
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Awosting in another season, good for cooling off hot tempers...


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#53659 - 08/05/10 04:32 PM Re: Awosting Falls [Re: Welle]
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It's interesting that the little trickle is sufficient to maintain the pool below.
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#53661 - 08/05/10 05:02 PM Re: Awosting Falls [Re: oenophore]
Julie Offline
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Nice, Welle.

Split Rock sure is dry these days.

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#53668 - 08/05/10 07:57 PM Re: Awosting Falls [Re: Welle]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Registered: 11/29/99
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Loc: Poughkeepsie
Originally Posted By: Welle
Just wanted to throw in some distraction from certain threads on this board. Here is how the falls looked like last Sunday - almost non-existent, there are some good lines if climbing was permitted in Minnewaska.


But alas, Minnewaska is the park-that-says-"no".

Here's a look at the falls in somewhat different conditions:


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#53687 - 08/06/10 04:10 PM Re: Awosting Falls [Re: Mike Rawdon]
mrhutt Offline
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Registered: 05/02/07
Posts: 51
Loc: NJ
Has Awosting ever frozen over to the point where it could theoretically be climbed?

Has it ever actually been climbed?

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#53688 - 08/06/10 04:30 PM Re: Awosting Falls [Re: mrhutt]
browndog2 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/01
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it doesnt have to be frozen to be climbed. That answer only makes sense from an ice climbers perspective. Theoretically.
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#53689 - 08/06/10 05:45 PM Re: Awosting Falls [Re: browndog2]
chip Offline
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While somewhat rare lately, I have seen it freeze over pretty thick with audible water running behind.

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#53690 - 08/06/10 06:03 PM Re: Awosting Falls [Re: mrhutt]
MarcC Offline
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Originally Posted By: mrhutt
Has Awosting ever frozen over to the point where it could theoretically be climbed?

Has it ever actually been climbed?

Yes, but there always will be running water somewhere behind the ice.
Yes (although I no longer remember exactly when or who).
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#53738 - 08/09/10 04:17 PM Re: Awosting Falls [Re: MarcC]
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Prior to the PIPC taking control of the property, ascents of Awosting Falls were very common through the early 70's. By '81 the last of the Gunks waterfalls had seen ascents. Maybe even earlier. The most alarming characteristic of Awosting Falls was an ever present horizontal crack separating the column from the last few feet of ice prior to the top out. You would climb up to that large fissure and see a great rush of water roaring down only 6 inches or so away. From there on, if you planted your tools too deep, you'd tap little geysers that would jet out under pressure. And, of course the "thunder boomers" as the cone and it's column would occasionally settle on the ice of the pond below. An easy 60' waterfall but, an alarming one. RC

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