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
Chad professing his love for ice at the base of LH...
Gene topping out
Lauren 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.
|By Ross Purnell|
Dec 19, 2013
Question on the approach. Do you hike north along the train tracks, or do you scramble up to Lower Hitchcock from the tracks, hit the cliff band, then hike north? Sounds like the latter but wanted to check.
Dec 23, 2013
lower hitchcock option is easiest