Type: Ice, 400 ft (121 m), 3 pitches, Grade III
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Chris Sheridan on Mar 6, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Don't let the name fool you. This Redstone classic has three great pitches of varying terrain. The first pitch (crux) climbs a vertical pillar with awkward grooves and ice fins for about 50ft to easier terrain. If for some reason you're not feeling up for the first pitch, it can be skipped using a rising ramp leading in from the left. The second pitch follows thin ice at a more moderate angle up a gully which leads to the right to a sheltered ice cave. The last pitch climbs a beautiful wide curtain.

Location Suggest change

This route is visible from the road on the west side of the canyon, on the southern side of Redstone. Drive through a residential neighborhood towards the climb. Find a polite place to park, and if possible inquire with locals as to the best way to approach the climb. Many of them are very friendly and some even climb quite well. Keep in mind that you will be walking over private land to approach the climb. Asking permission and being courteous goes a long way.

Protection Suggest change

Ice screws of various lengths.

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