||Ice, 2 pitches, 275'
|Consensus: ||WI4 [details]|
|FA: ||Pudwill & Tobin 2/1981|
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|Submitted By: ||Richard Shore on Mar 5, 2013|
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Jason leading out on P2 of Rain Check WI4
Rain Check is a good choice for climbing in the Valdez area when avalanche conditions are high, as the route ends atop the canyon with no major snow slopes above.
A moderate "approach" pitch past a short but steep step and a long snowy ramp leads to the base of the long crux pitch. Belay from screws. Many paths can be taken through the crux P2 pillar depending on conditions, ~45M long. Belay from healthy trees atop P2.
The first big flow seen on the right side of the canyon as you hike in. ~15 min ski/snowshoe. Rappel from trees and v-thread.
Screws, v-thread materials, tree anchor/rap atop P2.
Climbers using some alternate belays on Rain Check...
BETA PHOTO: Rain Check basking in some chilly afternoon sunshi...