Avg: 2.6 from 45 votes
|Type:||Trad, Mixed, Alpine|
|Page Views:||10,635 total · 46/month|
|Shared By:||ClimbandMine on Jun 13, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
The rest of the season this makes a fine alpine route. Winter ascents are a serious undertaking, and I've heard many stories of epics. I climbed the route in mid-June in a light snow year, and found alpine ice to 50 degrees on the lower snowfield and a great little narrow ribbon of rotten ice to climb in the dihedral, along with some fun mixed climbing to exit it onto the upper snowfield. (Maybe if we'd started hiking before noon the ice would have been better.) Just bring a rope to rap the route, don't make the mistake my partner and I made, and have to suffer the Keyhole grovel in late afternoon sloppy snow conditions.