Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
Select Route:
Bitches Brew 
Bozo's Revenge 
Broken Hearts 
Cabin Fever 
Classroom Bully 
Desperate for Lovin' 
Duck Soup 
Festering Ice 
High on Boulder 
Hostile Takeover 
Ice Fest 
Joy After Pain 
Main Vein, The 
Mean Green T 
Moonrise T 
Moratorium, The 
One Hitter, The 
Outdoorsman, The 
Pillar of Pain, The 
Ro Sham Bo 
Schoolhouse Route, The 
Sendero Illuminoso 
Smoked Turkey 
Smooth Emerald Milkshake 
Spittin' Bullets 
Spyin' 'n Flyin' 
Stringer 
Too Cold to Fire 
Triptych Pillars 
Wake and Bake 

Bitches Brew 

WI5+

   
Type:  Ice, Alpine, 5 pitches, 650'
Consensus: WI5+ [details]
FA: Stan Price, Matt Bergman. 1996
Page Views: 1,144
Submitted By: Julian Smith on Feb 19, 2010

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (4)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Chandeliered like mad took right line then moved t...

Description 

Bitches Brew is an awesome line that is to be found up the Deer Creek drainage just over a 1 one hour approach in good snow conditions. From the Deer Creek trailhead, hike past 3 sets of switchbacks, cross a big creek (this is the drainage for Slogger), go up one more short set of switchbacks, past “the Clearing” (a 100 meter wide clearing on a steep scree slope) and about ¼ mile later look for the drainage on your right (North). You should not be able to miss it. This drainage is also the same one that used to approach Smooth Emerald Milkshake, so there should be a lot of traffic going down the drainage too.
Approach over some rolling ice in the creek bed for just a little ways until you arrive at the first pitch. This will be a 40 meter, steep curtain of WI 4 to a ledge. To your left will likely be a tree with some rap slings. Continue up a 2nd 40 meter pitch of ice that is slightly less steep to reach the bottom of an amphitheater. There will probably more rap slings around a tree at this point too.
Continue up the amphitheater to reach the base of a 50 meter pillar that seems to blast off into the sky. This is the money pitch. Mount up a short cauliflower cone and launch skywards on a superb pillar. Look for a tree on the right at the top of the pillar with some rap slings.
Up above this pitch there may or may not be 2 more pitches of easier ice. This is a great route and definitely worth the hike back up into the Deer Creek drainage. Smooth Emerald Milkshake is just across the valley. It can be used to scope out the climb if you are interested in seeing what kind of condition the 3rd pitch pillar is in. Enjoy!

Protection 

Bring some ice screws!


Comments on Bitches Brew Add Comment
Show which comments
By Kurt Ross
From: Boulder, colorado
Feb 3, 2014
rating: WI5+

In!

...steep.