Piney Lake Pillar
Avg: 2 from 3 votes
Routes in North Vail, non-Booth Creek
|Goat's Beard T WI4|
|Piney Lake Pillar T WI3-4|
|Type:||Trad, Ice, 100 ft|
|Page Views:||1,293 total, 7/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Nov 15, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is a nice alternative at Vail. It is located north of Vail on Red Sandstone Rd. As Tom mentions, if there are no tracks, it can be a bit deep on the approach.
The climbing is a 60 foot pillar with beautiful, red, sandstone rock nearby. Snow can pile up in the drainage between the road and the ice. As you can see in the photo here, there is a fairly wide section of ice which can hold a few different lines to climb here. It can be sunny. It faces SE.
The rappel trees are a bit further back, so 2 ropes are useful if you decide to rappel. We didn't look for a walkoff.