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Tears of Joy 


Type:  Ice, 2 pitches, 250'
Consensus: WI3+ [details]
FA: S. Parent and P. Dedi, 1983
Season: winter
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Submitted By: Kris Gorny on May 1, 2007
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Roberto and Joel approaching Tears of Joy through ...


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

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Pitch 2. February, 2004.
BETA PHOTO: Pitch 2. February, 2004.
Pitch 1. February 2004.
BETA PHOTO: Pitch 1. February 2004.
Joel Therneau and Roberto Gallina on the belay on top of the climb. February, 2004.
Joel Therneau and Roberto Gallina on the belay on ...
Patrick McCarthy of Pitch 2 in January, 2007. Compare with '04 conditions of pitch 2. Global warming? You be the judge.
BETA PHOTO: Patrick McCarthy of Pitch 2 in January, 2007. Comp...
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