Hostile Takeover [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2.8 from 6 votes
|Type:||Ice, Alpine, 80 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Stan Price, Charlie McDuff, 1992|
|Page Views:||1,060 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||kirra on Feb 23, 2007|
Description [Suggest Change]
Route just came in and touched down week of V-day. It was a bit lucently thin in spots but worth the challenge. Usually comes in mid-to-late season and quite fat. Used to be WI5 - M7 but roof has since fallen thus (trivia alert) climb sometimes referred to as 'Hostile Makeover'. Area known for high winds which will bring down the temps in this gully quite a few notches. Recommend to do on NON-WINDY day (if possible). Another great classic with the approach to match.
Location [Suggest Change]
To the left up Triptych Drainage on the north side of the Valley. Park off the road close to the Valley Ranch mailbox. Route can be rapped - 1 rope, bolts at top. Walk-off (east) possible but rap will get you to happyhour much sooner.
Protection [Suggest Change]
Short to mid-length screws -- Single pt crampons add xtra grip for early-season thin lacy-ice traction (beta c/o Aaron-ColdFear)