WI6 M6 A3-
||Trad, Aid, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 18 pitches, 2500', Grade VI
|Original: ||WI6 M6 A3- Steep Snow [details]|
|FA: ||John Kelley / Kevin Ditzler|
|New Route: ||Yes|
|Season: ||September through March|
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|Submitted By: ||Johnkelley on Dec 28, 2012|
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Starting the aid pitch. Photo Kevin Ditzler
Drakness Falls takes the steep couloir / chimney on the right hand side of the face. It reaches the ridge after 18 pitches and is 3rd / 4th class from there to the summit. It has one pitch of aid through a big roof at 2/3 height. The FA took around 65 hours. See the 2010 AAJ for more info.
Nantina Point, North Face
Cams, stoppers, pins, ice screws. Take a few extra beaks, a hook, and a few small/medium heads for the aid pitch.
Looking up from about half way. Photo Kevin Ditzle...
Kevin at the bivi. Photo John Kelley
Approach pitches. Photo John Kelley
BETA PHOTO: Darkness Falls is the obvious ice line. Photo John...