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Routes in North Face of Pitchoff

Arm & Hammer WI3+
Central Pillar of Pitchoff WI4
Deadline WI4 R
Eye of the Needle WI3
Hanging Spoons T WI5
Harlot WI3+
Moss Ghyl WI3+
Screw and Climaxe WI3+
Sticks in Stones T M6
Tendonitis WI3+
Weeping Winds WI3+
Type: Ice, 90 ft
FA: Al Long, Al Rubin, and Dave Hoffman 2/17/75
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Shared By: Dharma Bum on Aug 14, 2008
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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This is the rightmost of the routes above the pond, and is approached by the drainage to the right of the Arm & Hammer drainage.

This route comes in early, gets very fat, and is usually reliable into April. Most opt to climb just the pillar on the extreme left and rap from the trees , the climb can be extended to about 200 ft but the climbing above the pillar is easier and may involve some snow trudging across 2 ledges.
James Maughan
Burnt Hills NY
James Maughan   Burnt Hills NY
a single 60m rope is not sufficient to rap from the anchor at the top of the left face Mar 5, 2016
Eriks Rozners
Binghamton, NY
Eriks Rozners   Binghamton, NY
Central Pillar is solid grade 4, not 4-. Usually you can find a 4- among the several lines. Beware, the climb looks less steep from the bottom than when you are to start the headwall. Feb 6, 2014