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WI4

   
Type:  Ice, 2 pitches, 230'
Original: WI4 [details]
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Season: Winter
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Submitted By: J. Albers on Feb 12, 2010  with updates from Ian McEleney

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L. Knapp leading on the main wall (mid December 20...

Description 

Also known as Plumb Line. As the name implies it's the middle route on the wall. This is usually the first route to come in on the Main Wall.

Climb 40 to 50 feet to a stance. From here follow steeper ice up, pulling a bulge or two, to arrive at a bolted anchor on a ledge at about 40m. This anchor is sometimes covered with ice. Now step right and climb up, then move back left up a cool ramp, arrive at an anchor on top in about 30m.

Location 

Follow the directions given to the Main Falls area (between the currently iceless Bard-Harrington Wall and Chouinards Wall).

Protection 

If you climb the center routes with fat ice, you should be able to sink as big a screw as you want. There two bolts with chains on a boulder at the top of the ice (maybe 15 feet back from the edge). You can climb the route as one pitch using a 70m rope (rappel with 2 70m ropes). Without 70m ropes, you can split it into two pitches.


Photos of Center flow Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Mark Collar topping out a nice 70M pitch of Center...
Mark Collar topping out a nice 70M pitch of Center...
Rock Climbing Photo: Main Falls showing (from left to right): (1) Spira...
BETA PHOTO: Main Falls showing (from left to right): (1) Spira...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber rope soloing up the Main Wall
Climber rope soloing up the Main Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Nick leading on a snowy day.
Nick leading on a snowy day.

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