Type: Trad, Mixed, Ice, 90 ft
FA: Kevin Cooper and Forest Nobele, 1998
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Shared By: claytown on Dec 2, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Located to the right of the main flow is a slightly less than vertical, right-facing dihedral. The rating is from the RMNP High Mtn book.

Make your way up this for 45 feet to the ledge. A belay can be made here to lessen drag or just top it out.

From the ledge, a 4-5" crack heads to the roof at the top. An ice dagger formed here but was not in when we climbed Dec. 1, '07.


This is located to the right of the main flow in a right-facing dihedral that goes to the ledge with the 4" crack above it.


TR - walk around and past the main flow anchor area. Anchor from a tree.

It could be lead on gear with small - medium nuts, a few cams (up to # C4), and maybe a stubby or two if the ice is in.
Brandon Groza
Bend, OR
WI4 M4-
Brandon Groza   Bend, OR
WI4 M4-
Great climb. Top (in its current condition) is much easier than it looks from the ground. I brought a #4 C4 which was too small. Consider bigger gear if you want to seal it up. Otherwise a screw in the top of the ice seems sufficient as it's probably only 5.7/8 to the top of the block. Feb 28, 2012
Tom Willard
Avon, CO
Tom Willard   Avon, CO
I had an old #4.5 (new #5) Camalot and it was too small for the crack. An old #5 Camalot would be perfect. You can also get a small nut or a #1 blue TCU in the small crack to the left.
Great fun but pretty bad rope drag! Mar 16, 2012
Eli Helmuth
Ciales, PR
  WI5 M5+ PG13
Eli Helmuth   Ciales, PR
  WI5 M5+ PG13
Here's a comparison with M grades that I put on my website some years ago. Take a a look and let me know what you think: climbinglife.com/beta/tech-… Dec 16, 2015