Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Hoosier Pass/Lincoln Fall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Center Flow Slab 
Chosspector Corner (WW) T 
Diamond Couloir, The 
Heche En Gringolandia (WW) T 
Jensen's Crack 
Left Crag Mixed Lines T 
Lincoln Falls Minor T 
Low Angle Left Slab T 
Main Flow Right T 
Not in the Brochure? 
Panty Peeler (WW) T 
Random Mixed 
Scottish Ale? TR 
Scottish Gully T 
Sheep Skin Protection (WW) T 
Sickle on a Stick T 
Sleepy Hallow T 
Thin Pin (WW) T 
Traffic Avoidance aka Left of Scottish Gully T 
Wasi'chu Gallows (WW) T 
Unsorted Routes:

Center Flow Slab 

WI3+

   
Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 150', Grade II
Consensus: WI3+ [details]
FA: ?
Season: Winter
Page Views: 2,824
Submitted By: J. Fox on Dec 15, 2008

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (22)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Red line is the route, yellow the descent, yellow/...

Description 

This is a fun and easy little route that starts just right of a hanging column of ice to the right of Scottish Gully, in the middle of the flows, Center Flow, and slightly down hill from the Right Flow.

The first section is steep, near vert and climbs for about 30' to a lower angle ledge system. From there the route turns slightly to climbers left and continues up another very steep section for another 30' or so before easing off to a lower angle ice slab heading towards some trees.

You can belay from the trees, living as of December, 2008. Bring up your second and then stow your rope and climb another 70' pitch of low angle ice that brings you above the WI4 Right Flow pillar. Walk off to the right (north) and back down to the start.

Location 

Center part of the Ice Falls area, between Scottish Gully and Main Flow Right.

Protection 

Ice screws, even the longest ones will work here depending on the thickness of the ice of course. I used a 60m rope and made it to the trees where I belayed. (see yellow/blue circle in route photo.) Anchor with slings low on the trees.


Photos of Center Flow Slab Slideshow Add Photo
Mark Cushman leading the start of Center Flow slab...
Mark Cushman leading the start of Center Flow slab...
This is where the route takes a slight turn to the...
This is where the route takes a slight turn to the...
Eric following Mark Cushman on Center Flow Slab.
Eric following Mark Cushman on Center Flow Slab.
Me starting the CFS.   Photo by Scott Borger, scot...
Me starting the CFS. Photo by Scott Borger, scot...
Finishing the top of the first section on this rou...
Finishing the top of the first section on this rou...
Lower half of CFS.  Andy Leach belays me.
BETA PHOTO: Lower half of CFS. Andy Leach belays me.

Comments on Center Flow Slab Add Comment
Show which comments
By Buff Johnson
Dec 15, 2008

You can mix it at the start and take a pillar from WI4- to M6/7 WI6 depending on conditions; with the harder starts, most just belay from screws or a set of bolts on the left and make it a 2 pitch climb continuing up on the right of the main headwall as well instead of traversing out.