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Upper Eagle Lake Ice - "Eagles Wing" 

WI3-4

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, Alpine, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus: WI3-4 [details]
FA: Unknown - (2010, J. Brannan, P. Manley ?)
Season: Early Spring
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Submitted By: Joe Brannan on Apr 18, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Upper Eagle Lake ice. The left side which wraps a...

Description 

The Upper Eagle Lake Ice is the best ice in the area. A 70 meter rope may barely allow for a single pitch ascent. Two obvious ice lines are possible. The climber's left side avoids the cliff and is WI3. The flow on climber's right is composed of half a dozen curtains stacked one on top of the other and separated by narrow ledges. The line splits near the top into two narrow curtains offering options to finish. Undoubtedly mixed climbers will find more options here.

Location 

Upper Eagle Lake ice is southwest of and 600 feet above Eagle Lake. The snow slopes on the approach from the lake to the base are prime avalanche terrain.

Protection 

Fat ice in the early Spring. Most likely requires two pitches.


Photos of Upper Eagle Lake Ice - "Eagles Wing" Slideshow Add Photo
Bring the skis to Eagle Lake for two reasons... the long often-unbroken approach and the great turns to be had after a day of fun ice climbing on the way back to camp.  4-17-10 .
Bring the skis to Eagle Lake for two reasons... th...
Another look at Upper Eagle Lake Ice.  We thought "Eagles Wing" would be a good name for this flow as Eagles Beak and Eagle Lake are in proximity. 4-17-10.
BETA PHOTO: Another look at Upper Eagle Lake Ice. We thought ...
Leading the WI3 option on "Eagles Wing" with the skis for some great turns to come after an early spring snow squall softened things up. 4-17-10.
Leading the WI3 option on "Eagles Wing" ...
Prakash Manley following the WI3 option on "Eagles Wing" in RMNP. 4-17-10.
Prakash Manley following the WI3 option on "E...
The approach to upper Eagle Lake ice involves crossing several avalanche slopes making this area a good choice for early spring after melt freeze consolidation. 4-17-10.
BETA PHOTO: The approach to upper Eagle Lake ice involves cros...

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