The route is slightly overhanging for the first 35', so you might get a wee bit of a pump. But the holds through the schist are real positive! The crux is some steep reachy moves above the schist, moving into and up left out of a shallow pod about half-way. The route has lots of fun moves on great holds, with excellent pro. The original 5.9 rating may be a little soft. The name comes from a massive snow storm on 6/9/95 that delayed it's creation for a few days!
Emergency Snow Route is the on the SE corner of Pine Tree Rock. It is the rightmost of the three routes on the south side.
7 bolts to a double-bolt lowering/rap anchor.
BETA PHOTO: Emergency Snow Route
Matt high up on Emergency Snow Route. Awesome var...
By T. Miller
Jul 7, 2014
My guess is that the average 5.9 sport climber will find the upper part of this route to be somewhat challenging/exciting.
By Tim Robinson
From: Custer, SD
Aug 11, 2014
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Completely agree with above statement as I lead just past schist and had a mental breakdown. I then set up a toprope (may be a while before I am ready for the lead).