Elevation: 9,000 ft
GPS: 40.292, -105.657 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Greg Sievers on Jan 21, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Somehow this gem has gone untrodden until now. This fine wall is 500' long and 100' tall and lies in an area named "Glacier Knobs" on the National Geographic - Trails Illustrated map. You can see the top 40' of it when viewed from the Fire Trail. When standing on the flat open rock platform about mid way up this trail, look to the left of Chaos Canyon ravine. The area is capped by a very round dome top. To date (1/15/07) there are 8 routes on the wall with many options for more.

The only way to TR this wall by walking to the top would involve a long march around the knob. Naturally, its just best to lead any route first, as it should be.

Approach time is about one hour, unless you get lost or bogged down in deep snow.

Due to the rounded nature of this hill, snow slough is pretty bad after a storm. no major avalanche danger, just lots of spind drift.

Getting There

Get yourself to Glacier Gorge Junction trail intersection area. Look west toward the Loch trail, BUT turn right and take the Lake Haiyaha Trail for 100' (N) and then turn hard left. Ascend very steep snow ramps and a gully, up and along the left side of a tiered wall.

This wall may be best in November-December. With all this snow, much of the bottom moves are now missing (Jan 6, 2007).

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