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Mindbender 

WI5+

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 225', Grade II
Original: WI5+ [details]
FA: John Imbrie & Clint Cummins, February 13, 1977
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: KeithS on Feb 25, 2011

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Myself on Mindbender, Feb. 11th

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Description 

Steep ice! The epitome of ice climbing at Lake Willoughby, in my honest opinion.... Some good stemming in places will offer a bit of a rest but this line is steep and unrelenting all the way to the top. This route is pretty much a plumb line but if climbed in two pitches, I'm sure you could find a decent stance midway.

Location 

The Mindbender Amphitheater at the north end of the cliffs at Lake Willoughby...to the right of Call of the Wild and to the left of Renormalization

Protection 

Bring a whole bunch of screws (10 ish) depending on how many pitches you make it..


Photos of Mindbender Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Plug n Chug, Mindbender & Renormalization
BETA PHOTO: Plug n Chug, Mindbender & Renormalization
Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin Mahoney showing us how its done...
Kevin Mahoney showing us how its done...
Rock Climbing Photo: Doug M.
Doug M.
Rock Climbing Photo: Can be climbed in one pitch with a 70 meter....
Can be climbed in one pitch with a 70 meter....
Rock Climbing Photo: Brian Biega strolling up the first pitch. Steep
Brian Biega strolling up the first pitch. Steep
Rock Climbing Photo: Larry Knapp at the (optional) midway belay
Larry Knapp at the (optional) midway belay
Rock Climbing Photo: Brian stemming the high crux
Brian stemming the high crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking at the Mindbender area. 2014
Looking at the Mindbender area. 2014

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