|Casket Quarry (Duluth)
A) The Alpine Route
|Type: ||Ice, 75'|
|Consensus: ||WI3 [details]|
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|Submitted By: ||nodin on Dec 5, 2006|
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The Alpine Route on the left.
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.
6-8 screws and a few small (tiny) rock pieces. Or top-rope with long slings from the trees or gear from the cracks.
BETA PHOTO: Alpine Route in thin condition. Jan 5, 2010.
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