The Dike Route (incomplete)
Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 400 ft, 3 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Bradley White and Brendan, 1984|
|Page Views:||481 total, 5/month|
|Shared By:||bradley white on Aug 9, 2009|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionAscend left side of dike past bulge (WI3+) on hollow ice to long ramp (WI2) to second bulge (WI3+). After bulge traverse west on snow covered rock 50ft to tree belay. Brendan did mostly (M3) dry pointing because after I led it there wasn't much ice left.
At our belay spot we had to escape because Brendan had gotten his feat wet during the approach and his feat were numb. We would have continued straight up the crusty snow filled foot crack above us to the trees. At the trees traversing west a little to other trees there was a thick bulge 30ft (WI3+) curtain that we could have exited off the cliff. Sometimes, Climbs must be left unfinished. The crux was done, but Brendan's feet were more important.
LocationThe giant dike on the central western side of Owl's Head cliff. Rappel down by trees to the base.
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