Way in the Wilderness
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Routes in Painted Walls Ice Climbs
|Painted Wall Icicle, The WI5+ M9|
|Way in the Wilderness WI5|
|Type:||Ice, 150 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Jim Dunn, Michael Harttrich, Peter Cole, Feb 1978|
|Page Views:||2,820 total, 21/month|
|Shared By:||Kris Gorny on Dec 12, 2006|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionPitch 1: Go up the steep ice until you reach the ledge in a cave behind vertical ice. Set up a belay there (old pitons and slings).
Pitch 2: Leave the ledge and commit to the vertical and detached ice pillar (crux). The ice eventually angles down into a shute between the rocks. Follow the shute all the way up. Rap from slings around a large tree.
When ice conditions are poor, do not place screws at the start of pitch 2 until you're above the detached pillar. This would limit chances of ripping the belay on top of pitch 1 should the pillar collapse.