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Kama Bay, Lake Superior (Ice)
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Vertically Oriented 

WI5

   
Type:  Ice, 165'
Consensus: WI5 [details]
FA: Matt Giambrone, Dean Einerson
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Submitted By: Dave Rone on Dec 22, 2009

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Description 

An amazing pillar of ice that rarely forms. The route shares the initial ice of Getting Oriented before climbing an obvious freestanding pillar to the left. The pillar was fractured across nearly its entire width just below the point where it joins the rock so climb with care.

On the first ascent, the pillar wasn't completely formed so it was climbed up the right side and gear was more difficult. Later in the season the best line was was steep, sustained climbing right up the front on great ice. The fracture remained a feature of the climb the entire season! Spooky!


Location 

The start is the same as for Getting Oriented. Rappel of a tree at the top.


Protection 

Screws. As many as you care to put in.



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High on the route, standing on the fracture. Photo: Dan Wilkinson
High on the route, standing on the fracture. Photo...
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