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OD'd On Ice 

WI5

   
Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus: WI5 [details]
FA: ?
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Submitted By: Douglas Lossner on Jan 28, 2010

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Down in "The Gorge" WOW! Incredible!

Description 

Good WI5. Fun exit.

Location 

9th climb down from upper bridge.

Protection 

Ice screws.


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And it's steep, too. Lots of steep around here.
And it's steep, too. Lots of steep around here.
He OD'd on ice.
He OD'd on ice.
Topping out.
Topping out.
Starting out of the Gorge, Early season.
Starting out of the Gorge, Early season.
Betty Thorson OD'ing on ice.
Betty Thorson OD'ing on ice.
The route, Feb., 2010.
BETA PHOTO: The route, Feb., 2010.
Trying not to OD.
Trying not to OD.
"Le Pissoir" or something else? Mar., 2004.
"Le Pissoir" or something else? Mar., 20...

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By George Marsden
Jan 29, 2010

Followed a friend up this a few years ago. Got totally worked and hung a few times cleaning screws. Always check the guidebook before letting your friend (a solid WI5 leader) talk you (a WI4 top roper) in to a climb at the bottom of the gorge. It was probably the hardest thing I have ever climbed.

On the bright side, I get to point it out to newbie ice climber friends when I go to the ice park and say "Yeah, I climbed that once. It was pretty hard, but nowhere near as bad as the stuff we are going to start you on out in South Park."