Type: Trad, Mixed, Ice, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Kevin Donald, Jeff Lowe, David Breashears, 1975
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Shared By: Malcolm Daly on Nov 2, 2001
Admins: Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Yield to mining vehicle traffic Details

Description

About 15 minutes up the road from where you leave your car below Senator Gulch, you'll start to see ice on your right. Most of it forms up in clefts in the cliff. The Skylight is the prominent double-tiered route with the big chockstone defending the top of the first tier. Belay well off the road. The mine is now open and big trucks and snowplows roar by on a regular basis. They love scaring climbers.
Choppo's is a good alternate descent if The Skylight is occupied. If you don't have 2 ropes you can walk off by thrashing carefully to the left, over to Chockstone Gully.

Protection

A couple of hand-sized cams for P1 and the first belay. If P1 is mixed, a yellow Alien & #2 Camalot can help. 6-8 ice screws for the ice part. 2, 50m ropes for the descent.

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