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Routes in Casket Quarry ICE

Type: Sport, Mixed, 85 ft
FA: James Loveridge
Page Views: 769 total, 8/month
Shared By: James Loveridge on Nov 30, 2009
Admins: Kris Gorny, Chris treggE

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Description

This amazing route ascends the most improbable looking and continuously steep chunk of rock at the quarry. It is often bone dry but sometimes there is a smear at the slab at the bottom and the upper overhanging crack system is often choked with ice. Start under the left side of the huge hanging “Martini glass” shaped flake and climb straight up slab on small edges and delicate one tooth holds (in some years there is an ice smear to the left). Climb up and over the far left edge of the Martini flake then trend right under bulging headwall. Ascend headwall up into overhanging crack system and follow it to the anchors.

Location

This route starts 6 feet right of Shaken, Not Stirred and 8 feet left of Martini. Despite all 3 routes rather close proximity, they do not share a single hold. The bolt hangers are standard Fixe on this route (as opposed to the double bent safe-clip bolt hangers used on Shaken…)

Protection

11 QuickDraws for bolts.

Photos

Bill Rusk
Duluth, MN
Bill Rusk   Duluth, MN
This route has been free climbed at hard 5.11. Feb 19, 2012