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Routes in 5. Cascade Falls/Obsession Area

Cascade Falls WI3-4
Gremlins T WI3+
Ice Invaders WI2
Obsession WI4
Pause for a Whisper T WI3 PG13
Sycho Icycho WI2+
Tempest WI2+
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Type: Ice, 180 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Guy Lacelle and Shaun Parent, 1983
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Shared By: Kris Gorny on May 1, 2007
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Description [Suggest Change]

One of the best-known grade 4's of the area. Solid ice, very well protected.

Pitch 1: Climb WI 3 bulges to a stance at the bottom of a vertical pillar. Guidebook mentions pins on the left for belay. We used slings in a v-thread right of the pillar.

Pitch 2: Climb the pillar (crux, WI 4) and several ice steps that follow to the top. Rap the route.

It can also be done in a single pitch. Double 60m ropes get you down to the belay anchors at the base.

Location [Suggest Change]

From Trans-Canada Pipeline Station drive for about 34 miles until you see the climb on the right. Leave the car on the pull off ~100 yards back, walk along the highway and climb the snow slopes to the climb.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Ice screws. Belay anchors at the base (on the left) and on top of the pillar (on the right).

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