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Casket Quarry (Duluth)
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A) The Alpine Route 
B) Crescent S 
C) Turkey Chute S 
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E) Deer Bait S 
F) Cat's Paw S 
G) Crocodile Tiers S 
H) Strike Three S,TR 
I) The Chimney S,TR 
J) Shaken, Not Stirred S 
K) Extra Dry Vermouth S 
L) Martini S 
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N) -unfinished- S 
O) Reefer Madness S 
P) Blind Faith S 
Q) Big Blue - ICE 
R) Big Blue: LEFT Mixed Finish S 
S) Big Blue: CENTER Mixed Finish S 
T) Big Blue: RIGHT Mixed Finish S 
U) Turning To Stone S 
V) Thin and Bear It S,TR 
W) Off-Ramp S 
X) The Ramp 

A) The Alpine Route 

WI3

   
Type:  Ice, 75'
Consensus: WI3 [details]
FA: ???
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: nodin on Dec 5, 2006

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The Alpine Route on the left.

Description 

As you view Casket Quarry from the approach, this is the leftmost climb. A series of ramps and ledges with very little actual vertical ice. This would be WI2 but for the rock moves near the top. Climb up into a little overhang/cave and either yell "take" and lower or prove you can climb and pull out and over or to the right on some balancy traversing.

A little ice remains until you come face to face with the pretty blank final 12'. There is a small seam you might be able to dry tool. More likely you either huck for the top or lower at this point. Fun and worth while but it won't blow you away. A pretty obvious sequence in what looks like one of the least straightforward climbs at the quarry.

Location 

Far left.

Protection 

6-8 screws and a few small (tiny) rock pieces. Or top-rope with long slings from the trees or gear from the cracks.


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Alpine Route in thin condition. Jan 5, 2010.
BETA PHOTO: Alpine Route in thin condition. Jan 5, 2010.

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