Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Ice, 400 ft (121 m)|
|FA:||Jim Cunningham, Chuck Turner (1982)|
|Page Views:||1,760 total · 12/month|
|Shared By:||Andy Weinmann on Feb 16, 2009|
On the right side, we went up an initial ice step to a long snow slope that ended by a large tree that's now uprooted. The tree obviously was once used as a belay/rap anchor. Belay in this spot for the pitch, just below a large buttress with a thin slab on the right and a pillar on the left. For the next pitch, we climbed the steep pillar and then moved left and up to dodge some branches hanging over the slab up above. Find a tree and belay. The last pitches you could either continue up (which didn't look as good) or cut across to the left where there's decent fat ice with a few steep steps (WI2ish) to a belay at a solid tree on the far left side.
Two ropes got us 3/4 of the way down the snow slope on the first pitch. You can walk into the woods a bit (climber's right) and zig zag down to your packs