||Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 800', Grade III
|Consensus: ||WI3+ M3-4 [details]|
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|Submitted By: ||Taylor-B. on Jul 7, 2012|
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BETA PHOTO: Looking up at the route from the base. The money-c...
Start with a short step of WI2 that gains a bowl of snow and plenty of belay options. The crux pitch is WI3 M3-4 and is protected with a Lost Arrow. The next pitch goes under a chockstone to gain a couple hundred feet of easy mixed terrain to the top of the buttress and trail.
This is the first route you encounter while descending towards Snorkmaiden
and Mini Micro in a obvious gully/couloir. Walk out to the Chicago Basin overlook from Summit Lake and descend down into the valley trending West. The approach time 20-40 minutes.
Alpine rack, 3-4 ice screws. Knife blades and Lost Arrows are key.