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|Type:||Ice, Alpine, 300 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Greg Lowe, 1971|
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|Shared By:||Stymingersfink on Dec 24, 2007|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionTwo Options, both entail a 45-50min approach.
P1:(WI4+) Climb the steep but steppy right side to a sheltered ledge belay with a slung tree, about 150' up.
P2:(WI5)Continue up the right side to a 45' column surrounded by cauliflower ice, above here one may find a pin anchor to rap from, or continue up the next curtain to a pin or screw anchor at the frozen pool. Approx. 190'
P1:(WI5)Climb the steeper (and often thinner) left side, belaying from screws in an icy cave 180' from the ground.
P2: (WI5)Leave the belay, traverse right about 15-20', then up the steep pillar presenting itself to you.
If you will be rapping off, step right and downclimb a short way to the pin anchor mentioned in option 1 above.
If you will be walking off, continue up the next shorter pillar to the frozen pool.
P3: (WI3)Solo (or rope up, whatever floats your boat) a 50' section of WI3 to gain the gully above. To walk off, continue up the drainage a bit, then gain the ridgeline directly east. The trail drops steeply down to the original canyon you began in, but farther up from where your packs will be.