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The Four Pin Variation

WI4, Ice, Alpine, 90 ft (27 m),  Avg: 3.2 from 6 votes
FA: Brian Cabe and John Kortbawi 2/97
Utah > Central Utah > Maple Canyon > Maple Canyon Ice > Left Hand Fork Ice Cl…
Access Issue: Private Property/Skin or Hike Approach Details

Description

Sometimes thin, sometimes the entire wall from Bowling Ball Head across the alcove is plastered in thick ice. Unusually steep. Around 90 feet of ice.

Location

To the right of Bowling Ball Head. Two bolt anchor located level with the Bowling Ball Head anchor, about 30 feet to the right of that route. Anchor is at the first no hands rest in a scoop on the rock face straight up the route. Anchor is bolts connected to Frost Draws connected to rapides (awesome, DK, thanks!).

Protection

Selection of screws based on ice thickness.

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Brian in SLC, his bad self, in all his glory, 2/97.  On this day, the entire Engagement Alcove seemed plastered with thick ice wall-to-wall.
[Hide Photo] Brian in SLC, his bad self, in all his glory, 2/97. On this day, the entire Engagement Alcove seemed plastered with thick ice wall-to-wall.