Type: Trad, TR, Ice, 90 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Jay Harrison on Dec 30, 2009
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The ice here ranges from pretty easy grade 3 on the right to hard mixed and hard 4, maybe 5 on the left.
Generally top-roped; though it's a good place to practice leading as well.
Probably the most crowded ice climbing venue in Cascade Pass.


Right of the Pitchoff Cliff, directly across from the parking lot next to the boulder lying in the lake.
Approach is about 200' and often icy enough to warrant a WI1 rating.


Bring a 50' static rope for TRs. For leads, screws for most of the wall, tho cams may work for those pushing out from under the rock overhang.


Parker Cunneen
Parker Cunneen   Philadelphia
Where do I park for Pitchoff Right and the quarry once I pass the Cascade/Porter parking lot? Feb 10, 2018
Jay Harrison
Jay Harrison  
Park in the lot closest to the Pitchoff Right ice. The ice is visible across the street from this parking lot. The walk takes less than 5 minutes, but put the crampons on before heading upslope, as the last 100' is steep and icy. Note that this parking lot does not always get the plowing it deserves! Best to park for a quick and clear exit. And finally, the wind at the parking lot is ferocious. Generally, it is much milder by the cliff. Feb 12, 2018
Nik Hamilton
Gatineau, QC
Nik Hamilton   Gatineau, QC
How's the ice now? i'm maybe heading down next week. wondering what the top rope set up is here? hike around and set up off trees?
thanks! excited to start the season early! even if its 7 hours of driving for a bit of a day on top ropes! :) Nov 28, 2018 · Temporary Report
Jay Harrison
Jay Harrison  
I am certain you can find ice in the Pitchoff region, though this Sunday might hack away at it a lot. Typical ups and downs of November, but it has been mostly down in the temperature department, so there must be some good ice up there. I've not been to Crane's venues yet (trust me, I want to; just cannot escape other duties), but with all the snow we have, I doubt the WW is in good shape. And it would be a major slog getting to it. Nov 29, 2018 · Temporary Report