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Wolf Creek Pass- West Side
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Miller's Tale 

WI4-5

   
Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus: WI4-5 [details]
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Submitted By: Jesse Morehouse on Oct 15, 2008
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Description 

A nice looking chunk of ice that may not be worth the approach. Depending on conditions, two distinct lines form up- the left being a little stouter than the right. Rap with doubles from trees above.

Recon the ice before slogging in as it is not reliably formed up when avy conditions are safe.

Roberts' guide calls this the best 2 pitches in the area. Your experience may differ.


Location 

East and a ways up hill from the lowest switchback, ~1 mile up from Treasure Falls. There are two approach options: climb a short bit of roadside ice then slog uphill or slog uphill from the switchback bearing right until the gully/drainage is encountered then up.

For someone unfamilliar with the area, the best thing to do is drive up the road just above the upper switchback / overlook pullout and park on the East side of the road. You will see the climb almost level across the Wolf Creek drainage and can make a good approach choice from here.

Bring snow shoes and be aware of current avy conditions as the approach would be a death trap in the wrong conditions.


Protection 

Screws.



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