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Routes in Manitou River ICE (North Shore)

Route 8 T,TR WI2+
Route 1 T,TR WI2-
Route 2 T,TR WI4+ M6
Route 3 T,TR WI4-
Route 4 TR M6
Route 5 (a.k.a. Lady in Waiting) T,TR WI6 M8
Route 6 T,TR WI5-6 M6
Route 7 T,TR WI3
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Type: Trad, TR, Mixed, Ice, 65 ft
FA: Mike Dahlberg
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Shared By: Shawn P. Tracy on Jan 2, 2008
Admins: Kris Gorny, Chris treggE

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The big enchilada. This monstrous hanging dagger falls from the lip of the canyon and hangs free for most of its length as it tries touch down. If it does, it's a burly free standing pillar. If not, it's radical, loose dry-tooling through a 15-foot cave to overhanging munge (held together with ice) to the hanging widow-maker. Mike Dahlberg once led this with removable bolts on lead to get to the hanger.


Immediatley up river from previous route.


When in, screws. When not, TR.


St. Paul, MN
ChrisZ   St. Paul, MN
I'm not ashamed to say that I don't even know what a "removable bolt" is. Dec 7, 2008
Kris Gorny    
I'd speculate that it's quite possibly a bolt that pops when you fall on it :) Mar 10, 2009
Anybody know if the lower section could be protected with ball nuts or small cams? Jan 16, 2015
Burton Lindquist
Madison, WI
Burton Lindquist   Madison, WI  
Led this last season with a couple of tri-cams placed right off the deck but then again last season was PHAT!.. It was super wet but got many solid long screws all the way up... it was in Grade 5 ice condition. Nov 22, 2016
Shane Steele
Grand Marais, MN
Shane Steele   Grand Marais, MN
Wow, nice lead Burt! I looked at this almost every time I was at Manitou last season but never went for it. Tri-cams eh? I guess I should have looked a little harder for gear. Does the mixed section start behind the pillar or to the left? Nov 22, 2016

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