Type: Trad, Ice, 450 ft (136 m), 3 pitches, Grade IV
FA: John Bouchard, Steve Zajchowski, Roger Martin
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Shared By: andrew kulmatiski on Sep 19, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Too 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.


The route shares a start with the Black Dike, in the Black Dike coloir. After the first pitch move right.


Bring some stubbies. Large nuts or med cam for exit moves could be used.