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Spyin' 'n Flyin' 

WI5

   
Type:  Ice, Alpine, 5 pitches
Consensus: WI4+ [details]
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Season: Cody Ice
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Submitted By: Stymingersfink on Dec 26, 2007

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Ace Welton, delicately climbing up the P2 tube sti...

Description 

This climb begins down by the river, requiring one to rap in. If the second pitch is less than secure, it may be wise to leave a fixed rope, or perhaps not even do the first two pitchs... Use your best judgement.

Location 

IIRC, it's about a 45 min hike west down the trail on the south side of the river, past the approach gullies for Moonrise etc. There will be a flat area of the drainage that this tail transects, with ice visible to the south. Hike down-drainage to the north, rapping into the riverbottom. Climb your ass back out, hike back up the drainage and continue up the three remaining steep ice steps. The WI5 tube on the final pitch should not be missed. 60m half-ropes are the minimum I would suggest. V-thread or sling vegetation and rap the route.

Protection 

Screws... some small-med gear might be handy if P2 is in mixed shape.


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Once the boulder is achieved, there may be one M6 ...
Once the boulder is achieved, there may be one M6 ...
The short ice-step (solo-able, so not in the pitch...
BETA PHOTO: The short ice-step (solo-able, so not in the pitch...
The fourth pitch, well up the canyon from where th...
The fourth pitch, well up the canyon from where th...
The rap into the river-bottom, from the top of P2....
BETA PHOTO: The rap into the river-bottom, from the top of P2....
From the top of P5, looking down the tube just cli...
From the top of P5, looking down the tube just cli...
Fourth pitch as described in Winter Dance.  Feb. 0...
Fourth pitch as described in Winter Dance. Feb. 0...

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