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Central Pillar of Pitchoff 

WI4

   
Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus: WI4 [details]
FA: Al Long, Al Rubin, and Dave Hoffman 2/17/75
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Submitted By: Kevin Zagorda on Aug 14, 2008

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Starting up the steep left side of the "pillar".

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Climber completing the entire route.  Most just climb the extreme left side of the pillar to a rap station since the climbing above the pillar is not as challenging.
BETA PHOTO: Climber completing the entire route. Most just cl...
Central Pillar as seen from the beaver pond
BETA PHOTO: Central Pillar as seen from the beaver pond
Some guy leading up the steep left side of Central Pillar...if this is you let me know!
Some guy leading up the steep left side of Central...
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By Kevin Zagorda
From: Glen Haven, Co
Aug 14, 2008

This route comes in early, gets very fat, and is usually reliable into April. Most opt to climb just the pillar on the extreme left and rap from the trees , the climb can be extended to about 200 ft but the climbing above the pillar is easier and may involve some snow trudging across 2 ledges.

By Eriks Rozners
From: Binghamton, NY
Feb 6, 2014
rating: WI4

Central Pillar is solid grade 4, not 4-. Usually you can find a 4- among the several lines. Beware, the climb looks less steep from the bottom than when you are to start the headwall.