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The Fang is a 165 foot tall waterfall in the town of Vail, Colorado. Its coordinates are approximately 39°64ˈ0'9'N, 106°38ˈ26'W.


The Fang gets its popularity mainly during winter months. The reason for this is because at this moment of year, the waterfall will freeze into a thick ice pole, and climbers enjoy climbing to the top. Climbing to the top of the waterfall is very difficult, meaning the climbers must wear climbing material. Many enjoy climbing the 26 foot wide, 165 foot tall waterfall.

The Fang (icefall)
The Fang in March 2015

Waterfall Type

The Fang is a frozen waterfall and a plunge waterfall. Even when it is frozen, it will not change its shape. This is the reason why it is an attraction for climbing, and very few waterfalls have this combination. This is because a normal plunge waterfall has fast plunge speeds, making it hard to freeze.

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