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North-facing Wall Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Dec 8, 2002
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Description 

This ice formation is on the south side of the tunnel. Easy approach and TR setup/walkoff. It is short. It is secluded. It may not be worth your efforts, so go elsewhere unless you are motivated to find this and climb this.

Snowshoes can be helpful when the snow is abundant.

Getting There 

The approach will only take about 15 minutes. Park at the tunnel. Cross bridge, hike along trail past a dark hut. Ice should be visible up and on the left. Take some decent visual bearings, because once in the trees, it can be harder to spy.

Addendum: After you cross bridge, go 60 feet to East and pick up trail (or follow key snow tracks on south of creek till the first major tracks South and up).

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Weather station 2.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in North-facing Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North-facing Wall:
Left Side Mixed Line   WI4 M6     Trad, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
Moffat Column   WI4+     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Photos of North-facing Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: As seen from the trail, conditions on 12-7-02.
BETA PHOTO: As seen from the trail, conditions on 12-7-02.
Rock Climbing Photo: 12/25/2013.
12/25/2013.
Rock Climbing Photo: Alan C. climbing.
Alan C. climbing.
Rock Climbing Photo: 3/7/13.
3/7/13.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mary & Warren climbing.  Two top ropes.
Mary & Warren climbing. Two top ropes.
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo of Ice (Jan 2005).
BETA PHOTO: Photo of Ice (Jan 2005).
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading the right-hand side of the North-facing ic...
Leading the right-hand side of the North-facing ic...
Rock Climbing Photo: Side view, 3/2011.
Side view, 3/2011.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ice conditions for the North-facing ice near Moffa...
BETA PHOTO: Ice conditions for the North-facing ice near Moffa...
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo taken on December 15, 2013.
Photo taken on December 15, 2013.
Rock Climbing Photo: Phat, but short.  Pict taken March 2011.
Phat, but short. Pict taken March 2011.
Rock Climbing Photo: Was curious of what the consensus was on these mix...
BETA PHOTO: Was curious of what the consensus was on these mix...

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By TKHouse
Jan 23, 2013
CONDITION REPORT 
Climbed at Moffat last Saturday, the main lines are in. The mixed stuff to the left is not in yet.

Things did get a little wet on the left side, it seems as though someone is farming some mixed lines left of the main wall?
By Alan C
Dec 31, 2006
Climbed this with CMC on 12/28/2006. Just as heavy snow hits Front-Range. Conditions were very good. There's enough width for two top ropes.

On the day that we climbed, there are clear snowshoe tracks to ice. After you cross bridge, go 60 feet to East and pick up trail (or follow key snow tracks on south of creek till the first major tracks South and up).

See photos.

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