View Full Version : Catskills - Buttermilk

12-14-2005, 08:53 AM
Climbed Buttermilk Falls on Sunday 12/11. Had to be carefull not to break through walking in the stream bed. The primary flows on all the lower tiers have a lot of ice, but some had thin lens coverred window areas, while others had open windows and shower stalls. Could find climbable dry lines on all the tiers except one, which we bypassed with a short ice pitch on the side. The top outs get better the higher you go, but the lower one with the leaning log is very bad. Did not climb the final biggest tier because it looked too wet. Did the corner line one tier down instead which was very nice. The small pillars on the left side by MMM were also in.