Woodbine Falls - Stillwater
Christina and I attempted to climb Woodbine falls on Saturday Feb 7th. I had never been to the area and, from the road, Woodbine seemed to be covered in ice. Temps were in the mid 40's as we hiked in on a beautiful day. Once we approached the base of the climb, we could hear and barely see another team of three above us. The falls were gushing down the middle but seemed to be good ice on either side. I followed in the steps of the team above and as I began to pull the first little step about 15 feet off the ground, the entire 20ft wide bottom of the flow broke loose exposing nothing but rock and water. I surfed the 20 ft wide and 2-3 feet thick ice to the bottom. Fortunately for me, I was on top of all the huge chuncks of ice and was able to walk with minor injuries. I contemplated trying to scrabble/mix climb to the ice above but nothing was really holding all the ice above. And the look in Christina's eyes said we should just got the Grizzly Bar. We did and everything felt better!