Type: Trad, Ice
FA: unknown
Page Views: 2,383 total · 11/month
Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Alpha Male is about 4.5 miles down the west side of Wolf Creek Pass. It is across the canyon from the runaway truck ramp. Of the two definite climbs you'll see, it is the steeper one to the right. Sheep's Clothing is to its left. The easiest, and safest, approach to these climbs is a half hour traverse in from the top.

As for the climb, rappel in for the lead. This year it consists of 3 definite steep sections. Some years it offers no rests. This year there are 2 nice steps to catch your breath on.

Protection

This climb takes about 6 screws. The ice is nice and thick, although it may be very brittle since it is on the north facing side of Wolf Creek Canyon. Be careful belaying from the bottom, the slope appears that it could avalanche. There is no avalanche danger above the climb, just below it.

Toprope Protection

Lots of big spruce trees on top for anchors.

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