Avg: 1.6 from 14 votes
|Type:||Trad, Ice, 160 ft|
|Page Views:||1,396 total, 2/month|
|Shared By:||Chris Zeller on Nov 7, 2017|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis climb is to the left of the slab and can be recognized by the short, nearly vertical section directly from the base of the climb. This initial steep section is the crux and the attraction of the route. Above the bulge, the route is on low angle ice to the aqueduct, although a short, vertical curtain (three move wonder) provides an amusing finish to the route. Under certain conditions, a thin glaze of ice develops on the steep rock directly above the vertical section, which allows for some fun mixed/thin moves. The climb is a little more than 100 feet long depending upon where you set your toprope/belay station. If you plan to toprope, you may need two ropes, or downclimb for a closer setup. The picture below is shown in the fall of 2000.
Descent: Climb up to the aqueduct and walk along the top of the covered aqueduct (a dirt trail) until you spot a trail heading downhill through the trees.
Toprope access can be gained by following this trail < 50 yards to the right of the route and downclimbing or repelling from the top. Alternately, scramble up rocks to the left of the route to reach the pins in the rock directly above the route.