Avg: 3.6 from 14 votes
|Type:||Ice, 450 ft, 3 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||John Bouchard, Steve Zajchowski, Roger Martin|
|Page Views:||5,848 total, 47/month|
|Shared By:||andrew kulmatiski on Sep 19, 2007|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionToo many people on the Black Dike? Look to the right - wow that looks crazy, and it is. Conditions really vary on this route, but it often demonstrates some wild blocky climbing through ice ceilings. Strong upgulley winds can form horizontal ice roofs that have to be negotiated.
P1. Up the Black Dike gulley
P2. Step right, climb through bulges to a snow ledge.
P3. Continue through blocky climbing on sometimes thin ice (crux) then through mixed climbing up a small gulley to top.