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SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone
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Snowflake 
Thin As Ice 

Snowflake 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: coldclimb on Jun 23, 2010
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Description 

Either belay from the ground, or (my preference) scramble up to a slopey ledge at the base of the real climbing. Follow the obvious winding flake up the length of the slab. Top out on dirty chickenheads to a mossy ledge and head left to find the bolted anchor for Thin As Ice. Rappel the route with two ropes, rap twice using an intermediate anchor on Thin As Ice with one rope, or walk off.


Location 

Find the Snowbird Slab and you've found the route.


Protection 

Pro to 1-inch. Bring lots of small cams.
Two-bolt anchor.



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By bergbryce
From: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Jul 26, 2010

Excellent route that gobbles up gear. Until the end when you have to run it out a bit on moss and mud left to get to the anchors. Good fun.

By Ty Morrison-Heath
From: Bozeman, MT
May 18, 2011

Can be a little wet and cold.