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Too Cold to Fire

WI4, Ice, Alpine, 70 ft, 2 pitches,  Avg: 3 from 20 votes
FA: Carl Coy, Todd Cozzens, Jeff Radick
Wyoming > Cody > S Fork Shoshone (Ice)

Description

Hike directly up creek to deep chimney on right. Scramble up ice/rock to base of 1st steep ice. Climb short step to 10m ledge followed by 5m curtain/tube in a tight corner, (this step often thin and hollow). Scramble up 20m slab for P-2, then continue to the final 35m pitch in the back of deep chimney on a left facing wall (crux). Belay from bolts/chain anchors at top. Belay anchor #2 located directly above 2nd pitch on climber's right.

Location

Large trailhead parking on right side of road 4.3 miles from the Hunter Creek Road fork just before Deer Creek Bridge.

Protection

Ice screws. Placements solid on horizontal stances - 12/22/06.

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The Start of the Second pitch is fantastic with many options, stemming out to the rock wall behind adds another dimension to this route.
[Hide Photo] The Start of the Second pitch is fantastic with many options, stemming out to the rock wall behind adds another dimension to this route.
mike close to the top
[Hide Photo] mike close to the top
Bill on Too Cold to Fire
[Hide Photo] Bill on Too Cold to Fire
approaching to cold to fire
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[Hide Comment] We never found the bolt anchors on top of the climb. There was a pretty bomber bush that had slings wrapped around three or four medium branches that made for a reasonable anchor. Jan 18, 2016