Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Mineville
Select Route:
Mineville Pillar 

Mineville Pillar 

WI4

   
Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus: WI4 [details]
FA: unknown
Season: Early in the day, it sees a lot of sun
Page Views: 910
Submitted By: RobHudson on May 17, 2007

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (7)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Julie rappin' after lappin' on Mineville Pillar

Description 

Outstanding steep pitch with lots of options, the main pillar is sustained and very vertical with a few rests. A line to the left provides a few steps, but the ice tends to be thinner. Still left of this easiest line is Welcome to the Sewing Machine, a mixed variation that starts in the chimney and angles right past small roofs to join the main pillar.

Location 

Take Exit 30 off I-87 and drive east for only a few feet on Route 9, then turn immediately left on Tracy Road (Route 6) toward the town of Mineville. The route stands about 2 miles up the road. Caution: The climb is said to be barely on state land, so be certain to walk in from the left to keep your approach legal, and respect all postings.

Protection 

screws, lots of trees at the top to set an anchor


Comments on Mineville Pillar Add Comment
Show which comments
By Derek Doucet
Jan 31, 2011

See my comment on the Power Play description. Like this one, that text too is taken almost verbatim from Don Mellor's excellent guidebook Blue Lines.