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|Type:||Ice, 50 ft (15 m)|
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|Shared By:||Jason Himick on Feb 26, 2008|
|Admins:||Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Please refrain from blocking the road, yield to oncoming mining vehicle traffic, and be careful of rockfall and icefall. Please share the road to minimize future access issues with the road's multiple user groups.
This is a lesser known little gem in the Skylight area that doesn't appear in the guidebooks. A fair flow forms some moderately steep water ice in a discrete cleft in the rock above Chockstone Chimney.
Climb approximately fifty feet of rarely touched ice to a cruxy topout in thin ice, snow, and rock. Wallow up the gully through the snow to an anchor about one hundred feet up on the right. (Or, per mike d: look left for 2 bolts.)
Descend by rapping off the anchor with two 60 meter ropes to the base of the climb or by rapping into upper Chockstone Chimney. (Or, per mike d: before the wall, rap ~60 feet to the base of the climb.)
Beware of attempting this climb after a night of heavy gin drinking followed by a greased Sysco breakfast at the Silver Nugget... or the 'Skillet' may just have its Revenge! Bring a blue bag if you're prone to such behavior.