Avg: 3.9 from 50 votes
|Type:||Trad, Ice, 130 ft (39 m), Grade II|
|FA:||Alex Lowe, 1981|
|Page Views:||29,368 total · 155/month|
|Shared By:||George Bell on Apr 13, 2005|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
I have seen this climb form as a pencil only 5' in diameter and one year it was thicker than the Designator. Consider carefully the stability of this climb before leading or toproping it. Fortunately it never sees any sun. It is not simple to scramble to the top of the Fang (although it is possible), one way to toprope it is to do so after leading the Designator. Before you throw your rope down, make sure there is nobody leading it!
The bottom is generally heavily cauliflowered and can be tricky. Up higher, it's generally straight forward vertical to overhanging ice. A cakewalk for mixed masters, bloody desperate for the rest of us! Rap/lower off using 2 ropes.
Eds. note, this climb has been known to completely fail with a climber on it. Beware!