Avg: 1.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Ice, Alpine, 350 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Tim Judkins & Matt Ledges 01/17/04|
|Page Views:||1,053 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||Matt Ledges on Jan 15, 2004|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis line is probably closest to the trailhead of all the Mt Craig ice, however, it may also involve the most strenuous final approach. This yellow-tinted tease lies several hundred yards south of 'the amphitheater' at the end of an obvious west facing gully. It can be spotted just 15 minutes from the trailhead at the meadow, and occasionally between the trees about 3-4 miles in. The climbing is fast and straightforward on mostly solid ice. There are 3 lines here, each with several variations, but afternoon sun tends to rot out the left hand most lines.
P1 is a cruiser on mostly solid staircase ice and runs out 200ft to a semihanging belay.
P2 is more rampy and tops out at a stand of solid pines 150 ft higher up. Some more challenging mixed variations can be found here as well.
An enjoyable climb, but when the dust settles, a long approach for 350 ft of WI3 climbing. Beware of getting your ropes stuck on wet, low angle ice...