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 Todd M 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).