Avg: 2.6 from 43 votes
|Type:||Ice, 100 ft (30 m)|
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|Shared By:||J. Albers on Dec 26, 2009|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
Best approach is to rap in from the top. You only miss the very easy bottom 25-30 ft. However, please take note of the potential difficulty of any rescue and act accordingly.
Start at the path to the summer rock climb (at the far left end of the whole rock-cut at the top of the notch) and then break right and follow a crude path of broken branches and the occasional flagging. At one point early on, the approach the path leads close to the top of the cliff where very hard windblown snow/ice may be encountered, so "crampons on" may be a good idea. Expect about 10 +/- minutes, depending on snow conditions, eventually descending to the top of the climb. Old rap tree was eliminated by the blasting, but a new rap has been established. It's back from the edge so bring some long slings if planning to TR.
Once in the gully there is a good belay stance on climber's right just above the fence.
The blasting has created a new "Left side" flow that as of mid-Dec 2018 ends in rock/mixed (photo). Also, the now-middle section (that "used to be" the left side ) looks a bit steeper and more continuous than in years past. Right side seemed "3+ ish".
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Original Posting (still true !) :
Nice route if you have limited time. Probably WI3 to 3+ depending on whether you finish on the right or left side.