Tears of Joy
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BETA PHOTO: Pitch 1. February 2004.
Pitch 1: Climb steep curtain of ice onto a large bowl filled with snow. Ascent the slope and set up a sling-tree belay on the left, below the second steep curtain of ice.
Pitch2: Climb the steep ice (crux) onto a ledge with trees. To descent, rappel the route.
Drive along Hwy 11 for about 3 miles past Obsession. The climb is on the right. In deep snow we wished we had snowshoes on the approach.
ice screws, slings around trees for belay
BETA PHOTO: Pitch 2. February, 2004.
Joel Therneau and Roberto Gallina on the belay on ...
Roberto and Joel approaching Tears of Joy through ...
BETA PHOTO: Patrick McCarthy of Pitch 2 in January, 2007. Comp...