All Locations > Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > Glacier Gorge Tra… > Loch Vale & uphill
WI5 M6 Steep Snow R
Avg: 3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, 1200 ft, 11 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Kent-Hladik-Scott? Greg Sievers & Dougald MacDonald-variation|
|Page Views:||3,603 total · 26/month|
|Shared By:||Greg Sievers on Oct 24, 2006|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis entry into the database was listed under alpine rock. To facilitate mixed/ice climbers finding this information, this has been resubmitted under the CO mixed/ice section.
Begin 500' left of prow.(enlarge photo for details)
P1-2 - climb/traverse up & right on steep ramp.(M4).
P3-4 - steep snow directly up central buttress, ending on its right side.
P5 - acsend ice & cracks just right of center (M4).
P6 - ED snow on central rib
P7 - 1st crux - M5 in steep shallow bowl.
P8-9 - ED snow leading to upper headwall
P10-11 - M5-6? crux- (condition dependent) very thin, verglas, runout. Start left of center - move up and right, into a narrow slot - end on summit plateau.