Type: Trad, Ice, 100 ft (30 m)
FA: unknown
Page Views: 6,074 total · 34/month
Shared By: Leo Paik on Jan 10, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

This is the name given in [J. Roberts'] guidebook for the popular steep curtain in Loch Vale Gorge. [B. Gillett's] guidebook lists this as Loch Ness Monster. It is located near where the approach trail intersects the cliff. It is popular & later in the season can get enough traffic that finding solid ice to place ice screws can be challenging.

The curtain has an intersting ice cave part way up. The ice cave on the right side offers a place to warm the fingers or depump. The left side of the curtain is less steep. The right side often has nice stemming potential.

Pick a line & enjoy a nice, steep line. Rappel 80+ feet off slung trees above or walkoff far left or far right.

Protection

Ice screws.

Toprope Protection

Slings, directional screws.

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