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Alcove/Pic of the Vic area to the Upper Bridge 

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This is a subarea created for better organization. It will include routes in the area just upstream from the upper bridge. Obviously, with an ice park, the routes will vary with spigot proliferation.

For the time being, these routes will include: Seeping Wall & Escape Hatch to No Doubt Spout.

This area is probably some of the original pipeline-leak-created ice climbs that inspired the ice park's formation. This area has some of the longest ice in the park. 2 ropes are required for rappels in. It is also some of the more photogenic area for those inspired to document in pixels and in silver grains.

Getting There 

Hike up to the ice park, or drive and park. Then go uphill from the upper bridge and you are there! Most folks will rappel in or be lowered in to climb the downstream half of these routes. You can reach the upstream half of these by hiking down to these routes from the upstream end of the School Room. During really cold periods you may be able to hike down to the lower half of these routes, but you'll risk a cold bathing or more.

Getting Out 

This area is difficult to escape without climbing at least WI3+ to WI4.


A. Seeping Wall, M4, 1p.
B. Escape Hatch, M3-4, 1p.
C. Camino, WI3-4, 1p, 75', screws.
D. Bandalero, WI3-4, 1p, 75', screws.
E. Desperado, WI3-4, 1p, 80', screws.
F. Flamenco, WI4-5, 1p, 100', screws.
G. Tribe, WI4 M6, 1p, 100', gear & screws.
H. Dream Team, M4+ WI4+, 1p, 100', gear & screws.
I. Jesus Built My Finger Crack, M6 WI4+, 1p, 120', gear & screws.
J. Baby's Butt, M7 WI5, 110', bolts & screws.
K. Terminal Velocity, WI6-, 110', gear & screws.
L. Corner, M5 WI6, 110', gear & screws.
M. Pocket Rocket, M8+, 1p.
N. Easter Rising, WI4-5 M8, 1p, 100', screws & gear.
O. Verminator, WI4, 100', screws.
P. Danny Boy, M7, 1p.
Q. Rosebud, M7 R, 1p.
S. Bloody Sunday, M8, 1p, bolts and screws.
T. Duncan's Delight, WI4+-5, 1p, 130', screws.
U. Paranoia, WI4, 1p, 130', screws.
V. Ice Arete, WI4-5, 1p, 130', screws.
W. Bipolar, M9 WI5, 1p.
X. Hardline, WI4-5 M8, 1p, 70', gear.
Y. Hardline, WI4-5 M9, 1p, 70', gear & screws.
Z. Milk Mustache, WI4-5, 1p.
AA. Pic O' The Vic, WI4, 1p, 130'.
BB. Beserker, WI4, 1p, 130', screws.
CC. Tangle Up in Blue, WI3+-4, 1p, 130', screws.
DD. Whitt's World, WI4-5, 1p, 130', screws.
EE. Abridgement, WI4-5, 1p, 130', screws.
FF. No Doubt Spout, WI5-6, 1p.

21 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Alcove/Pic of the Vic area to the Upper Bridge:
Abridgement   WI4     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 140'   
Dream Team   WI4 M5     Trad, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 120'   
Desperado   WI3-4     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 80'   
Camino   WI3     TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 75'   
Bandelero   WI4     TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 75'   
Whitt's World   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 130'   
Paranoia   WI4-5     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 140'   
Tangled Up In Blue   WI3-4     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 135'   
The Verminator   WI4     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
Berserker   WI4     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 135'   
Pick o' the Vic   WI4     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 150'   
Duncan's Delight   WI5 R     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 130'   
Jesus Christ Built My Finger Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b WI4 M6-7     Trad, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 120'   
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