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Routes in Firehouse Area

2nd Leftmost of Left of Right T WI5 M4
East of The West, The T WI2-3
Eastern Xpansion S WI4+ M6+
Feel the Pressure S M8- PG13
Firehouse Pillar T WI4-5
Lowe Angle T,S M5
Lowe Gravity Day T WI4-5
Lowe Pressure T WI5 M6
Meat Puppets WI5 M7+
Modus Operandi M7-
Rehab M6+
Silver Tongued Devil WI5+ M6
Unknown? WI5 M6-7
West Corner T,TR WI3+ M4
West of The East, The T WI2
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Type: Trad, Ice
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Chris Zeller on Jan 19, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description [Suggest Change]

Firehouse Pillar forms a wide sustained steep curtain of ice ~70 feet high. The climb is wide enough to accommodate several parties, with varied terrain across the width of the curtain. Because of the many route variations, I believe a range of grades is more accurate than the WI4 rating listed in the Roberts book. The left hand side forms into a vertical chandelled pillar. The middle forms a smoother, less steep ~80 degree curtain. The right side is a low angle bulgy slab that provides the easiest access to the top for the moderate leader. Descent: Rappel slings and rap rings from trees at the top.

Addendum: note the exact location of this pillar can vary annually.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Screws, the ice is usually thick enough to take long screws.

Toprope Protection [Suggest Change]

There are good anchors on top consisting of several fixed slings and rap rings around a large tree. An additional ~10 foot sling and a biner for a backup is a good idea. One rope is sufficient.



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