Avg: 3 from 44 votes
|Type:||Trad, Mixed, Ice, 80 ft|
|FA:||Dave Tucholke and Scott Hovet in 1991?|
|Page Views:||3,615 total · 17/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Dec 31, 2000|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionGreat little mixed route with potentially a stout start. It starts just right of Spiral Staircase.
The start is slightly overhanging & balancy with 3 bolts. Sometimes, there is enough ice that you can't find the 3rd bolt. Beware of decking potential. Move right onto ice when you can...or even straight up in an ice chimney. The level of where you can go right and onto the ice varies and determines the difficulty on any given day. 1 rope. Rap off.
Over the years, the soft limestone has changed with heavy traffic leaving grooved holds and positive edges & some feel the difficulty has decreased. You be the judge.
Note, this route can vary from a pure ice climb at WI4+ to a desperate mixed climb at up to M7. Each ascent is different. For some in the past, the has been a point of contention. Whatever the rating, it's a fun route.