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Routes in Getting Oriented Area

Getting Oriented WI4+
Leap Year T M8-
PG-13 WI5+
Vertically Oriented WI5
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Type: Ice, 165 ft
FA: Matt Giambrone, Dean Einerson
Page Views: 374 total, 4/month
Shared By: Dave Rone on Dec 22, 2009
Admins: Dave Rone

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Description

An amazing pillar of ice that rarely forms. The route shares the initial ice of Getting Oriented before climbing an obvious freestanding pillar to the left. The pillar was fractured across nearly its entire width just below the point where it joins the rock so climb with care.

On the first ascent, the pillar wasn't completely formed so it was climbed up the right side and gear was more difficult. Later in the season the best line was was steep, sustained climbing right up the front on great ice. The fracture remained a feature of the climb the entire season! Spooky!

Location

The start is the same as for Getting Oriented. Rappel of a tree at the top.

Protection

Screws. As many as you care to put in.

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