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Alaskarado M5 R
Central Buttress T WI5 M6 Steep Snow R
Cold Storage WI4
Crypt, The T WI4
Deep Freeze T WI5-6 M5 R
Dirty Peeps Variation M6 PG13
Dog House T M5+ Steep Snow
Double Tap T WI3 M5 A0 R
Dry Ice T WI5 M9
Freezer Burn WI4
Inquisition, The T WI5 M5
Leftist Activity WI5 M7
Necrophilia T WI4-5 M5-6 R
North Face Icefield T
North Gully M4 Steep Snow
Northwest Buttress of Powell M6
Northwest Face Route - Thatchtop or Northeast Gully? T WI3-4
Petit Gully, The T M5+
Plan D T M5
Prise de Fer T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b M5+
Quicksilver T M3+ Mod. Snow R
Sex With A Live Person T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a WI3-4
Sublime Vision T M7-8
Taylor Glacier T
Timberline Falls T WI3
Tunnel Vision T WI4+ M4+
Upper Wall WI5 M5 X
Vanquished (Powell Peak) WI5 M5
Womb with a View T WI5 M6
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Type: Ice, 40 ft
FA: Cameron Burns & Benny Bach
Page Views: 2,367 total · 17/month
Shared By: Eran Viimeinen on Jan 29, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Cold Storage is the far left sheet of ice that packs a short and steep punch. This area is an excellent alternative to Loch Vale on crowded weekends. If you want fresh ice, you can find it here. Also, the Avalanche Danger is much lower here than at The Crypt. Approach is also shorter than The Crypt.


Hike up to the Loch. The obvious piece of ice up high to the North is "The Crypt". If you pan down and left, you will see the top of both "Cold Storage" and "Freezer Burn". They are best seen from the far the South side (center) of the lake (The Loch).


2 or 3 ice screws max. There is a tree at the top you can rap from, or you can walk off around the left side.


Uh, Benny Bach and I did the probable first ascent in the mid-1990s. Cam Burns Apr 14, 2008
Eran Viimeinen
Eran Viimeinen   Colorado
Hey Cam, thanks for piping in! And thanks for putting these into your guide. Though they may not be 4-star climbs, I had a great time away from the crowds. I changed the FA info for ya. Cheers! Apr 14, 2008

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