Avg: 3.9 from 187 votes
|Type:||Ice, 110 ft (33 m)|
|FA:||Left -- J. Bragg and A.J. LaFleur, 1973. Right -- D. Bard, 1977|
|Page Views:||19,124 total · 100/month|
|Shared By:||Kris Gorny on Feb 1, 2008 · Updates|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall|
The icefall derives its name from perhaps some resemblance to Dracula's winged cape. The climb is well visible from the road.
Moderate and one of the most popular climbs at Frankenstein. Almost always in.
Dracula left side: easiest way to go up, about WI4 (easier if hooked). There's a pin at 1/3 height.
2023 NOTE - See COMMENT, left May no longer be easier. R. Hall, Admin
Dracula Center: the steepest line is WI4+/5, depending on conditions (easier than Dropline though).
Dracula right side: Slightly harder than the left, WI4/4+. An ice dihedral toward the top will take away some of the sting. If the corner has filled in, expect harder climbing.
You can not rap this route with a 60. Possible to TR with a 70 -> don't park here on a busy weekend, it's a lead route.
Common to have parties on the left and right side Dracula on January 26, 2008. Climbers of left and right-hand variations (Talbot Russell and Pat McCarthy) ,.
Get there early or get in line.