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Col of the Wild 
Darkness Falls T 

Col of the Wild 

WI4 M5

   
Type:  Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 2600', Grade IV
Original: WI4 M5 Steep Snow [details]
FA: Richard Baranow, Paul Hanis, Clint Helander
New Route: Yes
Season: Winter
Page Views: 389
Submitted By: clint helander on Jan 24, 2013

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Richard leading one of the route's awesome cruxes.

Description 

This route is up valley from Darkness Falls. Col of the Wild was the first ascent of Nantina's North Face. It is also substantially easier.

Look for an obvious right slashing couloir with intermittent short ice and mixed cruxes. There is lots of simulclimbing of steep snow on this route. Toward the top, it may be necessary to tunnel through a large cornice to access the summit.

Slings exist near the top to rappel the route.

Round trip time from camp in the Dishwater Drainage was about 16 hours on the first ascent.

Location 

This route is up valley from Darkness Falls on the North Face of Nantina Point.

Protection 

Standard alpine rack with a selection of small to medium cams, nuts, knifeblades and angles, ice screws, specters and a few pickets.


Photos of Col of the Wild Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Richard on the entrance of the couloir
Richard on the entrance of the couloir
Rock Climbing Photo: A short snice crux low on the route
A short snice crux low on the route
Rock Climbing Photo: Richard on the entrance of the couloir
Richard on the entrance of the couloir

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