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Routes in South Mineral Creek

Campground Couloir T WI3
Cataract Creek T WI3-4
Direct North Face T WI4
Snotty Nosed Brat T WI3-4
Snowblind T WI4
Sundance T WI4-5
Type: Trad, Ice, 1000 ft, Grade III
FA: unknown
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Shared By: e Dixon on Nov 22, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Right of the Direct North Face is a prominent red chimney system on Peak 12,579. Follow the chimney for up to 4-5 pitches. Descend by rapping the route or by walk off.


The route is about 4 1/4 miles up FR 585 near the campground.


A selection of screws.
Princess Mia
Princess Mia   Vail
I just did this route two days ago. Absolutely excellent!!!! Very thin in places with little to no pro. Overall the climbing is max WI 4 but with a + for spice.
Three easy raps with one 60 meter rope. The first is off a tree and just gets you down (i.e. you need a true 60), the next two raps are both off a stopper/knotted sling combo. Nov 16, 2013  
This route is great! It is equipped for rappelling with some decent piton anchors and slings. It seems a better option than a bushwack. You may have to do a V-thread for the mini first pitch. Enjoy! Nov 20, 2010
Todd R  
Choose your day wisely for this one (and all in the Silverton area). A buddy and I went to climb it on November 7th a few years back, on a day with 6" of new snow. We were about 15 feet from becoming statistics when the sun warmed the E-facing aspect of the somewhat hidden bowl 1500' above us, and something began to move. A big slide left a debris pile 100m long by 12 feet deep, filling in the gully below the route. We decided to drink coffee instead that day.... Nov 19, 2008