Left Hand Monkey Wrench
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|Type: ||Ice, 1 pitch|
|Consensus: ||WI3 [details]|
|FA: ||Randy Noble, John Bussulak, 1997|
|Submitted By: ||BrianWinslow on Feb 3, 2008|
Chad professing his love for ice at the base of LH...
A great pitch to avoid the mixed climbing on Lower Hitchcock, or to bypass a slower party. Not a bad climb in itself either.
From the bass of Hitchock gully hike north (right) anlong the cliff band for approximately 5 minutes. The Flow will come down from a right facing corner, making it hard to see on the approach.
Standard ice rack.
Chadwick topping out LHMW
Gene topping out
Jon and Joshua gear-up at the bottom of Left Hand ...
|Comments on Left Hand Monkey Wrench
Jun 15, 2010
Did this last season. Enjoyable, but short.
Quick word of warning: the chandelier that can form on the left side tends to be fragile. It got hit by a small chunk of ice dislodged by a climber above and basically exploded, hitting a pair of climbers racking up underneath it with a pair of microwaved sized blocks (they were fine, just called it a day after that incident).
I recommend waiting on the right end of the climb to avoid falling ice.