|Type:||Ice, 2 pitches, 350'|
|Submitted By:||Ross Purnell on Feb 8, 2010|
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By Simon Thompson
From: New Paltz, NY
Jan 22, 2012
|This is really a fantastic route in the right conditions. When thin, pitons can be helpful for the upper pitches.|
By Pete Wilk
Feb 14, 2012
Climbed this earlier this year and there was no snow at all. The lower angle made it doable for me but it was exciting; long runouts on thin ice. The upper pitch or two had some mixed moves on it. There is a fixed piton on the last pitch at the crux, a bulging rock that pushes you right towards the slabby rock on the right side. Lots of fun in thin conditions, and I'm guessing a completely different feel (easier) if there is snow on it. I brought a few nuts and some tricams and used a couple of both.
Two beta pics
P1 (top of Crystal Ice Tower)
By Robert Hall
9 hours ago
Man Oh Man ! The photo of P2 is, like unreally thick. I give the climb a WI 3-4 because P2 is usually MUCH thinner. There's usually even some low-end "Mixed" moves you need to make in the upper corner.
In the conditions shown in the photo, I agree it would be WI3, maybe 3+.