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Ragnarock 

WI4+ M4

   
Type:  Trad, Mixed, Ice, 3 pitches, 400', Grade II
Consensus: WI4+ [details]
FA: John Bouchard & Zajchowski
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Chris Hillios on Jan 31, 2011

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P2 relitivly serious climbing on crappy gear due t...

Description 

An amazing classic climb!
First pitch is just OK, pitch 2 spices it up, and the top pitch is superb exposed steep ice!

P1. Angles up and left to the obvious corner with a short mixed section to bolted anchors.

P2. (generally NO ice on this pitch!) Climb straight up to bolted anchors approx 100ft. or continue out right onto ice.

P3. Angle out right to finish on the main flow or, if the ice is in continue straight up the steep curtain straight to the top!

Location 

Located Just right of the Elephant's Head buttress.

Elephant's head is on the left when approaching from the Smuggler's Notch/Jefferson side just past the summit of the road and the 'Stone Hut'

Protection 

Screws and trad gear required!


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P3. this is the easy finish. The direct finish is a bit more burly:)
P3. this is the easy finish. The direct finish is ...
Ragnarock taken from across the valley on Blind Fate <br /> <br />Climbs up the diagonal to the corner (right side of buttress) up the corner and in our case, straight up the curtain. (or out right to main flow. <br />
BETA PHOTO: Ragnarock taken from across the valley on Blind Fa...
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By Gunkiemike
Jan 29, 2014

So why isn't there an M grade for this route?
By Ksween
From: Wakefield, RI
Mar 3, 2014

Good Question Mike... I would say M4 pg13 felt like runout 5.9 climbing to me
By Luc
Administrator
From: Montreal
Mar 6, 2014

Added M4