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The Dryer Hose (aka Life's a Pitch) 

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Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus: WI3-4 [details]
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Submitted By: James M Schroeder on Dec 9, 2006
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Dryer Hose can get busy...Dave climbing.

Description 

This is a super classic pillar of ice located between "The Curtains" and "The Ampitheater". If you want classic ice climbing in Munising, but aren't up for long approaches, this is the route for you.

The top access (up or down) for Dryer Hose is located around the corner to the west of the route.

If memory serves me the trail is by the third 35 MPH sign as one is walking West from the parking lot at the end of Sand Point Road by the beach...


Protection 

Screws or Toprope



Photos of The Dryer Hose (aka Life's a Pitch) Slideshow Add Photo
Picture taken from behind the Dryer Hose.
Picture taken from behind the Dryer Hose.
Night climb
Night climb
Dryer Hose. If the middle is taken, the sides are interesting, too. Hey, it's Midwest, you take what you can...
Dryer Hose. If the middle is taken, the sides are ...
Dryer Hose in 2005.
Dryer Hose in 2005.
Bill leading.  Sunday of Ice Fest 2/3/2008
Bill leading. Sunday of Ice Fest 2/3/2008
Here's a look at what the overhang on the left side looks like. Kind of a crappy picture, but you get the point.
Here's a look at what the overhang on the left sid...
Here's my ascent of the Dryer Hose. <br /> <br />Second lead climb on ice and was definitely worth it. <br /> <br />Great climb
Here's my ascent of the Dryer Hose.

Second lead c...
Dryer Hose
Dryer Hose
Keisuke Following.  Sunday of Ice Fest 2/3/2008
Keisuke Following. Sunday of Ice Fest 2/3/2008
The Dryer Hose at Ice Fest 2008. On a top rope, working my way from the backside, moving up the left most corner. Very picturesque. There's a nice overhang at the top that had formed, making it a nice little technical route.
The Dryer Hose at Ice Fest 2008. On a top rope, wo...
View of dryer hose from the south.
View of dryer hose from the south.
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By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Plymouth, NH
Dec 12, 2006

That's a lame description for a classic climb...

By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Dec 12, 2006

Agreed, it's a work in progress. Thanks for calling me out in public though...

By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Plymouth, NH
Sep 13, 2007

This route is The Fang of the upper Midwest. A classic all the way. You can't call yourself a Midwestern ice climber (can you anyway?) without an ascent of this route.

By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Plymouth, NH
Feb 6, 2008

As for James and me...we go way back.

By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Feb 6, 2008

Yes Jay and I do go way back and as such I forgive him for his comment...

By Troy Russell
From: Fenton, MI
Dec 30, 2011

Great climb.

Hike in isn't ridiculously long, nor is the access to top-rope. Just rather hilly.

Access point involves a little climb over and through the woods.