Mountain Project Logo

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+
Type: Ice, 180 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Guy Lacelle and Shaun Parent, 1983
Page Views: 2,363 total, 18/month
Shared By: Kris Gorny on May 1, 2007
Admins: Dave Rone

You & This Route


7 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do

Your Star Rating:


     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:


-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
    -none-

Description

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

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

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

0 Comments