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Lowe Pressure 

WI5 M6

   
Type:  Trad, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus: WI5 M6 [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Chris Zeller on Jan 12, 2001

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Griz leading thru the curtain to the frozen fun ab...

Description 

The route starts on the right side of Firehouse Pillar under the rock and ice cave. Start up the ice inside the cave and climb 20 feet to a ledge. Traverse left on the difficult ledge past two bolts. Clip a third bolt on the right face of a dihedral. Traverse left and up by puling the dihedral. Clip a fourth bolt on the face above the dihedral and move up the rock face over small ice blobs to the free-hanging ice. Clip one more bolt on a ledge and move onto the delicate ice. Climb the steep ice to the trees above.

Descent: rappel or lower from the slings and rap ring anchors above the route. Descend carefully as it is easy to dislodge the free hanging icicles above. With the long distance of the traverse, the route may need to be cleaned before lowering--even on 60 m cords.

Protection 

Screws and four or five bolts (quickdraws and one medium sling)

Toprope Protection 

This sport mixed climb isnít suited to toproping due to the dangerous swing potential and hanging ice above the route.


Photos of Lowe Pressure Slideshow Add Photo
Reaching jugs (Mmmmmm!), a bit tougher for short bastards like me.
Reaching jugs (Mmmmmm!), a bit tougher for short b...
Brad rad in Plaid, cleaning the curtain for a stellar exit on Lowe Pressure.
BETA PHOTO: Brad rad in Plaid, cleaning the curtain for a stel...
B-Rad mining a window thru the upper curtain.
B-Rad mining a window thru the upper curtain.
Brad turning the corner, Nice....pants!
Brad turning the corner, Nice....pants!
Brad not feeling the "Pressure"...of the 'Fashion Police', that is!  A great shot of the line as it trends up and left behind the curtain.
Brad not feeling the "Pressure"...of the...

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By Christian Mason
From: Arvada, CO
Jan 13, 2012

Does anyone have any information about the bolted line through the roof crack (directly below the fall line for this route, after the rock traverse)?
By Rob Griz
From: Frisco
Mar 11, 2013

"Feel the Pressure", M8-. Dicey holds through friable limestone to join with Lowe Pressure.
Griz