Avg: 1.7 from 23 votes
|Type:||Trad, Ice, 4 pitches, Grade II|
|Page Views:||4,849 total · 23/month|
|Shared By:||Joe Keyser on Feb 13, 2004|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
The route is about 4-5 pitches of rolling, lower angled ice. Mostly in the WI3 range, but kept us on our toes since the ice was fresh, and thin in some spots. In the conditions we found, there were sections of steep snow, and alpine ice (frozen snow) between the blue stuff. There appear to be a couple different variations after the first two pitches, all fairly moderate but some thin spots.
Look for slung root systems at the end of pitches 1, and 2, and a frozen in sling (frozen to what?!)/piton anchor at the end of pitch three.
Our slow party of three bailed before the last pitch since one of our party was getting cold. The last pitch did look fun, blue and low angled. But even still, the first few pitches were worth while, very scenic and enjoyable. Very good cruiser of a climb. Nothing too hard, scary, or technical, just good fun, and great views.