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Routes in The Right Hand Fork Ice Climbs

Frankenchrist WI5-6
Type: Ice, Alpine, 140 ft
FA: Robbie Colbert
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Shared By: Stymingersfink on Jan 20, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

The upper dagger/pillar has been known to come crashing down mid-ascend.

If you're not up for running out the last 20-30' with no gear, don't even get on it. There may be some pin placements adjacent to the top pillar, but don't count on it, unless you're a one-handed-placement thin-pin master... or were born with three functional arms.

Every bit as steep as it appears, only longer.

Location

Hike up the main road toward the Right Hand Fork, past campsight 12. The climb, if it's in, will be very apparent on the left side, requiring one to hike through the trees ~50yds to the base of the climb. Suggest placing a screw 20' up on the left to protect the belayer in the event of a catastrophic pillar failure, and avoid placing screws in the upper pillar if you have any desire to drink scotch in the safety of your own warm living room later that night.

Protection

Screws. Three bolt anchor at climbers left below/left of small tree, may sometimes need to be found under snow. Anchor webbing replaced 01/08 (red/black nylon)

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