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The Coca Cola Classic 

WI3

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 35'
Original: WI3 [details]
FA: Gram, Nordquist
Season: winter
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Submitted By: Scott Beguin on Jan 30, 2008

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J.O. getting a taste of The Classic.

Description 

This is seasonally a consistently formed route every year from parking lot and hill drainage. In some years it applies the New Mexico Rotten Ice(RI) rating, but it good years can get really fat. The crux is usually at the bottom before you can get any dependable gear. The top eases up and gets stickier.

Location 

Locate this route by walking about 50 yards due east from the ice rink. It will be visible on the right as you walk. This route is directly in the center of the main flow. It is the obvious weakness up the middle.

Protection 

Ice screws, red and yellow aliens, and runners to a two bolt anchor.


Photos of The Coca Cola Classic Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Coke Bottle.
BETA PHOTO: The Coke Bottle.
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the main flow, routes are from left to rig...
BETA PHOTO: This is the main flow, routes are from left to rig...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Classic in mega fat shape.
BETA PHOTO: The Classic in mega fat shape.
Rock Climbing Photo: New steel chains and rap rings as the anchor.
BETA PHOTO: New steel chains and rap rings as the anchor.

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By Brett Kettering
Jan 29, 2016

CONDITION REPORT 
I started ice climbing this year and some friends took me here as a first experience. It's a fun little route and a good way to start the sport. This route can be TR'd by setting it from above. You can find ways to scramble to the top on the east and west sides, though it looks like the east side path is more heavily traveled. Do be careful getting out to set the TR. Consider wrapping one of the bushes up stream, rapping to the anchor, connecting your personal anchor to the climb's anchor, and then pulling your rope to you.

It's a little thin at the bottom right now. Maybe some more run-off will thicken it up a bit in the coming weeks.

We decided to contribute and added a nice beefy anchor made from steel chains and beefy steel rap rings. Hope to get a few more climbs in on it this year.

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