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Routes in Triple Corners

Type: Trad, Ice, 80 ft
FA: Chris Hassig? and a companion?, 1970's
Page Views: 481 total, 5/month
Shared By: bradley white on Aug 24, 2009
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

Climb the narrow cornered ice gully. Protection is limited usually because the ice although firmly there is not thick enough, high up on the climb for ice screws. The crux is getting around the bend in the narrow ice runnel at the large rock outcrop. Then the top is direct and easier.

Location

This flow is towards the right side of Triple corners and almost to the Waimea wall, in the gully between the rock route Left el Diego and the buttress of Murk Trench. Walk up trail from Black Jack Boulders towards Starship Crag then to the toe of Triple Corners. Continue up to the right almost up to Waimea until you reach it.

Protection

Ice screws and bring small ones for the narrows.

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Phil Schuld
Holderness, NH
 
Phil Schuld   Holderness, NH
 
Yup, I'm not sure how it typically forms but it was definitely not R when I did it. Really fun pitch, one of my favorites from this season. Mar 2, 2015
Zac St. Jules
New Hampshire
  WI3-4
Zac St. Jules   New Hampshire
  WI3-4
Interesting that there is a piton there. Also, I personally wouldn't give this an R rating. It definitely seems to be thin in areas but there is plenty of protection to be found. Feb 21, 2015
Phil Schuld
Holderness, NH
 
Phil Schuld   Holderness, NH
 
There is a piton to the left of the ice, about 20-25' up. Feb 7, 2015