Type: Trad, 1000 ft (303 m), Grade II
FA: unknown
Page Views: 2,712 total · 10/month
Shared By: ClimbandMine on Jun 29, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

You & This Route


8 Opinions
Your To-Do List: Add To-Do ·
Your Star Rating:
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty Rating:
-none- Change
Your Ticks:Add New Tick
-none-
Use onX Backcountry to explore the terrain in 3D, view recent satellite imagery, and more. Now available in onX Backcountry Mobile apps! For more information see this post.
Warning Access Issue: Regulations DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

North Face Icefield or Powell Peak Icefield is the wide snowfield west of Powell Peak and Vanquished Buttress, above Sky Pond in Loch Vale. A stellar alpine ice route, it is best climbed in mid- to late summer when the snow has slid and hard gray alpine ice is revealed. A number of variations are possible, the most consistent ice and steepest line is to the right of the rock rib high on the route. When we climbed it, enough melting had occured that there was some steep slush/ice mix and a little mixed climbing to get into the right side of the route. It is definitely worth it for 200+' of perfect ice.

Protection Suggest change

Ice screws and a few nuts might be helpful when this route is "in" and if you choose to rope up.

Photos

loading