Alive and Kicking
Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Ice, Alpine, 60 ft|
|FA:||Bradley White , Jim Shimberg, 1988|
|Page Views:||1,029 total, 10/month|
|Shared By:||bradley white on Aug 24, 2009|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionClimb 20+ft of chandelier ice and move right. Climb hollow free standing very wide pillar after chimney behind it midway to place rock protection. Down climb chimney and ascend pillar. Move right via wide spread eagle legs to rock ledge then plant tools in snow crust to exit climb. WI5+ was as high as rating grade went. The exit is half dry tool with my right crampon on rock to pivot. This difficult extreme dynamic move was a make it or loose it finish.
It was easy to bang your knuckles on the chandelier section at the bottom and the new tools will make this climb less painful. Rarely in.