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Main Flow 

WI4

   
Type:  Ice, 3 pitches, 330'
Consensus: WI4 [details]
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Submitted By: Ben Annibali on Feb 23, 2010

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Description 

This is probably the best route at the Narrows. This can be done in 2 or three pitches. Most people do it in 3.
Pitch 1: About 70 feet and is maybe a WI3. At the top you can belay off a tree from the right or the left. There are no chains at the top of this pitch.
Pitch 2: This is about 75 feet and is the crux of the climb at a WI4. This is the pitch that comes in last. Make sure that you look from the road to see if the curtain/pillar is touching down.
Pitch 3: This is the final 185 foot pitch. When you get to the top you can either stop short at a ledge which will allow you to top rope or keep on going all the way up to the top.

Decent: Two double rope rappels will get you to the road. You can also walk over to Main Gully.

Location 

Walk down the road, (right or east). You will pass main gully and the next will be Main Flow, you cant miss it.

Protection 

Standard Ice Rack.


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Jeff Weiss on what we called Central Headwall
Jeff Weiss on what we called Central Headwall

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By Justin Rolfe-Redding
From: Seattle, wa
Feb 2, 2014

I've yet to visit the Narrows, so I could be wrong on this but the approach directions (that Main Flow is East/climber's right of Main Gully) seem different than the info provided in the Ice Climbing Pennsylvania guidebook. Error?
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