Avg: 2.3 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, Ice, 90 ft (27 m)|
|FA:||unknown somebody with a sense of humor|
|Page Views:||1,381 total · 7/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Jan 13, 2005|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Find this route on the right side of the Loch Vale Gorge's ice area. Hike up the trail as for Lochluster, Gorge Yourself, and Mixed Feelings. When you get to the climbs, go right, find a log lying against the cliff. There you go.
To set this up for a TR, lead one of the easier climbs to the left and set up a TR off trees or hike around to the right to the ledge above the climb, rappel to the ledge. Sling some trees.
Balance up the sticky, low-angle log. Find a balancy crux at the transition from log to rock to ice that is very dependent upon exact ice conditions. Continue up near vertical ice to the top. It is probably 70 feet or less. Note, the traverse to the 2 bolt anchor to rap off to the left can be a bit exposed.
Remember Alex's words, the best climber is the one who is having the most fun. Hee Haw!
Sadly, it sounds like the log is no longer leaning against the rock....