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Route 5 (a.k.a. Lady in Waiting) 

WI6 M8

Type:  Trad, TR, Mixed, Ice, 65'
Consensus: WI6 M8 [details]
FA: Mike Dahlberg
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Shawn P. Tracy on Jan 2, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Routes 5 and 4. Route 5 is the hanging dagger on ...


The big enchilada. This monstrous hanging dagger falls from the lip of the canyon and hangs free for most of its length as it tries touch down. If it does, it's a burly free standing pillar. If not, it's radical, loose dry-tooling through a 15-foot cave to overhanging munge (held together with ice) to the hanging widow-maker. Mike Dahlberg once led this with removable bolts on lead to get to the hanger.


Immediatley up river from previous route.


When in, screws. When not, TR.

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The hanging daggerm typical conditions, of Lady In...
BETA PHOTO: The hanging daggerm typical conditions, of Lady In...
The dagger in '06. Thank you but no, thank you.
The dagger in '06. Thank you but no, thank you.

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By ChrisZ
From: St. Paul, MN
Dec 7, 2008

I'm not ashamed to say that I don't even know what a "removable bolt" is.
By Kris Gorny
Mar 10, 2009

I'd speculate that it's quite possibly a bolt that pops when you fall on it :)
By Frankenheimer
Jan 16, 2015

Anybody know if the lower section could be protected with ball nuts or small cams?
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