Type: Trad, Ice, Alpine, 900 ft, 7 pitches, Grade IV
FA: Doug Birkholts and Todd Cozzens
Page Views: 11,149 total · 68/month
Shared By: Alan Searcy on Jan 26, 2006 with improvements by Bogdan P
Admins: Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

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Description

As you're driving in, this is one of two obviously great lines across the Shoshone River. Mean Green's first pitch is the long, thin line 1/2 mile left of the wider High on Boulder/Moonrise flow. Up high on the right side of the drainage above pitch one and all the rock bands, you will see an incredibly wide flow of leprechaun-green WI 3.

Park at the end of the road, take the trail around the fenced in ranch, cross the river and hit the riverbank trail. Take the trail down to the Mean Green drainage and hike uphill. The approach looks short and sweet........

Pitch 1: 60 meters of WI 4.
Pitch 2: 25 meters of WI 4+.
Pitch 3: 30 meters of WI 3+.
Pitch 4: (2018 Update: Pitch 4, the crux, is quite a bit shorter than it used to be. A large debris flow accumulated at the base of this pitch. It is now a WI4 25 meters.)
Pitches 5,6,7 are roughly 140 meters of WI 3.

Rap the route on V-threads and the occasional bolt and bring a headlamp.

Protection

Ice screws; shit-can your rock gear for this one.

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