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Summary

Absolute solitude in a beautiful natural setting with easy to moderate bouldering over crystal clear water -- these are your rewards for hiking so far!

Description

Be careful on the east wall of the pool to avoid falling where the rock bulges outward near the waterline. Even a slight injury can become serious when you're this far from help. Certainly other boulder problems can be found here than the ones listed below, but the fall zones would not be as clean.

Access issues

Part of the Siskiyou Wilderness.

Approach

This remote spot can be reached with a full day of hiking from either the Youngs Valley, No Mans, or Doe Flat trailheads. The Forest Service sells a good topographic map of the Siskiyou Wilderness, which will direct you to the falls.

Where to stay

A very small spot to camp can be found near the falls. Larger groups should consider Trout Camp or West Fork as better alternatives.

Ethic

Leave No Trace (www.lnt.org). In particular, obey fire restrictions and bring a trowel to bury your poop at least 200ft away from the water in a 6"-8" cathole. Pack out that used TP in ziplocks.

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What a gem! Step into the boiling pit above the lower falls, and swim to the first hold. Find the undercling at the waterline, move up the rail, and then fire up for the jug. Top out on more jugs. This problem comes with a host of objective hazards. The flow must be low, or you will get swept over the falls. The water in the pit is deep, but it may not be uniformly deep, so check first. Certainly, you would not want to fall while topping out. Be careful!

FFA: Brandon McPhail, 2 Aug 2014

Traverse the base of the wall, L to R, or R to L. Mostly V0, with a short crux in the middle.

FFA: unknown

Climb up to the narrow ledge from the left, pulling over the bulge.

FFA: unknown

Climb up to the narrow ledge from the right, traversing across the slabby face. Not overhung, so just jump if you think you're going to fall.

FFA: unknown

Traverse in low from the R, then head straight up to the flake. Climb its right edge up to its top. One could continue from here, but if you do, be very mindful of the fall zone as you move left as the rock bulges near/below the waterline.

FFA: unknown

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