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Pegasus 

WI3+

   
Type:  Ice, 200'
Original: WI3+ [details]
FA:  John Bragg and Rick Wilcox - 1973.
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Feb 15, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Swinging on the upper pillar 2/2/16

Description 

Just a huge and beautiful chunk of ice... really aesthetic and fun...

Pitch 1: Start up on the lower angle ice right below the obvious columns... Mostly easy climbing with a few bulges leads on to the base of the steep bussiness... Belay at the base of the pillars...

Pitch 2: Climb the pillars which can vary from jug haul grade 3 to steep grade 4 depending on the conditions... Normally you can get between a couple of columns and stem up moderately... The top is right there, belay from trees next to the stream that feeds the flow...

the pitches can be run together with a 70m rope and its super fun that way...

Don't fall in to the hole that the stream goes in to... That would be bad, but it's cool to look in to...

Location 

As you hike toward the trestle look for a trail on the left just before it... Follow this trail up a steep hill to the base of the route...

Pegasus is the big flow between Smear and Chia...

Protection 

This one is pretty fat so you should get by with a fist full of long screws...


Photos of Pegasus Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: upper pillar
BETA PHOTO: upper pillar
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking right towards the rock wall on the right o...
BETA PHOTO: Looking right towards the rock wall on the right o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up from the start of the route.
BETA PHOTO: Looking up from the start of the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Nick Pearson leading pitch 1.
Nick Pearson leading pitch 1.
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climber beggining the climb.
Unknown climber beggining the climb.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff Darde on Pegasus: 1975
Jeff Darde on Pegasus: 1975
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at the final WI4 tower.
BETA PHOTO: Looking up at the final WI4 tower.

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By JohnnyG
Feb 15, 2013

It can be done in one pitch with a 60 m rope. We did it today.

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