|Type:||Ice, Snow, 2 pitches, 2000', Grade II|
|Submitted By:||Simon Thompson on May 5, 2011|
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By Auto-X Fil
From: NEPA and Upper Jay, NY
May 25, 2011
In early season, the ice climbing can be long and fun. But later in the year, the Dike will fill in and it'll be mostly a snow climb - but bring a second tool just in case.
The Dike itself is great, with some steep front-pointing cruxes. The slabs are a long, brutal hike with serious exposure (bring protection if the slabs are hard/icy!) but well worth the summit.
And, to top it all off, the ski tour into Avalanche Lake is second to none. If you've got the skills to descend Colden on planks, this might be the best moderate ski mountaineering objective in the Daks. Even with a hike/glissade/rap down the dike, the ski tour+solo up was probably my finest day in the mountains. The approach and route are five-star, and fun in nearly any conditions except avy danger.
By Matt Glue
From: Boulder, CO
Dec 6, 2011
|Irene took out all vegetation in the dike. Don't expect any tree anchors.|
By apeman e
Dec 14, 2011
|The belay is gone.|
By Dave Schultz
From: Everett, Washington
Apr 19, 2012
|Skied the route from the summit in early March, there were no fixed anchors, we made v-threads for every rappel.|