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Old 10-21-2009   #1
 
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So I really want to run my first falls but don't know where there's a nice park and Huck or a nice 10 footer. if you could help me out and give directions to and describe the falls that would be great.

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Count's post from this thread https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...uck-23262.html. All the info was spot on. Running many of these waterfalls really helped my progression this year. They are a great way to build confidence in a low consequence setting. No fun and coors are the best starting points.
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No Fun Falls- Bear Creek- IV <100
Coors Falls- West Fork Clear Creek IV+ <200 <--Boof recommended
Crystal Mill Falls- Crystal River V- 450-1000 <-- A little tricky
Big Wood Falls- Daisy Creek V- >100 <--Boof recommended
Adrenaline Falls- Lime Creek V 100-300 <--Tricky
18'er- Oh-Be-Joyful V >150 <--Must catch eddy
Power House- Fossil Creek IV >40 <--in AZ, super friendly
Cauldron- Lake Creek V <200
Sweetwater Falls-Sweetwater Creek IV >100 <--Illegal due to access
North Fork Falls- North Fork Poudre IV <300 <--Not park and huck
Whiteline- Poudre Narrows V- <200
20'er- South Mineral Creek V <150 <--Boof required

These are all the waterfalls in and around CO that I can think of that aren't sandwiched between stacked V, are of reasonable height, and allow for river access immediately above and below the drop. You can get to all of them with a short drive or hike. All ratings are subjective and many are very flow dependent (Cauldron, Whiteline). I've run most but not all of them.

Fossil is your best bet if you're willing to drive to AZ. Runs year-round, warm water, two easy pool-drop waterfalls with other fun travertine drops, very lappable.

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There's also the dam drop on LSB if you want to drop big vert without danger/consequences. Not really park and huck though.
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Man its hard for me to realize he is gone.

That's good beta Matt, if you want to come up and run whiteline shoot me a pm.

bring your dad and we'll fire it up all day. good to have people on the side for this one as well.

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Count's post from this thread https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...uck-23262.html. All the info was spot on. Running many of these waterfalls really helped my progression this year. They are a great way to build confidence in a low consequence setting. No fun and coors are the best starting points.
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No Fun Falls- Bear Creek- IV <100
Coors Falls- West Fork Clear Creek IV+ <200 <--Boof recommended
Crystal Mill Falls- Crystal River V- 450-1000 <-- A little tricky
Big Wood Falls- Daisy Creek V- >100 <--Boof recommended
Adrenaline Falls- Lime Creek V 100-300 <--Tricky
18'er- Oh-Be-Joyful V >150 <--Must catch eddy
Power House- Fossil Creek IV >40 <--in AZ, super friendly
Cauldron- Lake Creek V <200
Sweetwater Falls-Sweetwater Creek IV >100 <--Illegal due to access
North Fork Falls- North Fork Poudre IV <300 <--Not park and huck
Whiteline- Poudre Narrows V- <200
20'er- South Mineral Creek V <150 <--Boof required

These are all the waterfalls in and around CO that I can think of that aren't sandwiched between stacked V, are of reasonable height, and allow for river access immediately above and below the drop. You can get to all of them with a short drive or hike. All ratings are subjective and many are very flow dependent (Cauldron, Whiteline). I've run most but not all of them.

Fossil is your best bet if you're willing to drive to AZ. Runs year-round, warm water, two easy pool-drop waterfalls with other fun travertine drops, very lappable.

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Thanks! Are any of these runnable now? (with low levels?). Also, are any of these near boulder? Last, where are No Fun and Coors?
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Man its hard for me to realize he is gone.

That's good beta Matt, if you want to come up and run whiteline shoot me a pm.

bring your dad and we'll fire it up all day. good to have people on the side for this one as well.

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No Fun Falls:
Bear Creek

Coors Falls:
West Fork Clear Creek

Bear Creek is in Morrison and probably your closest shot to Boulder. I have some dim witted friends who ran No Fun Falls at some unreasonable low level, like 20 cfs. They claimed it was in fact fun, though I have my doubts. Anyway, apparently you can still hop in a little stream of water and plop off a 10ft drop into a pool even with almost no streamflow, so go crazy. This drop is really easy to find off the road, there is a pullout by the river and it's where some cliffs rise up on the left bank.
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Lost boat and I did No Fun from 80 cfs to a little over 100 cfs. Any lower than 80 would be glorified seal launching. I doubt any of the others are running this late in the year.
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Sorry Marshall, I am terrible with remembering names, white line is running. It's an easy set up, but the falls < 8' seems scary to look at. I am sure there is a room behind it. I have never seen anyone go in there, but hey black shadow behind a falls = scary

I am sure you'll find one.
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Lost boat and I did No Fun from 80 cfs to a little over 100 cfs. Any lower than 80 would be glorified seal launching. I doubt any of the others are running this late in the year.

but would it be ok at 100 or above?
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