|Type:||Trad, Ice, Alpine, 1 pitch, 70'|
|FA:||Alex Lowe, Erick Winkleman, Jeff Lowe|
|Submitted By:||David A. Turner on Feb 28, 2006|
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By Roy Leggett
May 3, 2006
Steve Su and I climbed this on November 26, 2005. We fixed a Knifeblade for a belay 20 feet to the left of the start of the pillar. Another blade or some RPs would complement the anchor and is recommended given the fallout terrain and the tenuous nature of the route and its protection (especially at the start).
We also fixed an angle approx. 10 feet up in the crack at the back of the wall.
The "approach" pitch is a little exposed and you may want to consider roping up.
Also, given that this usually forms as a free hanging pillar of sorts, you should consider just using rock gear at the start, then gunning for the supported ice near the top before placing any screws.
From: city, state
Aug 17, 2007
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