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Routes in Cascade Pass

Buster WI2-3
Cascade, The WI2+
Cascade: Slot to Amphitheater T WI3-4
Cysty Ugler WI3+ M4+
Early Bird Special T WI4+ M4-5 PG13
Feeding Frenzy T WI3+
Green Gully WI3+
Jaws T WI4-5
Killer Whale T WI3+
Pitchoff Left TR WI4-
Pitchoff Quarry T,TR WI4-5
Pitchoff Right T,TR WI3-4
Sisters Right WI4
Slutty Other T M3+
Three Flows WI3-4
Top Of The Lakes Gullys WI2
Wetfoot WI4- R
Type: Trad, TR, Ice, 90 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Jay Harrison on Dec 30, 2009
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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Description

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.

Location

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.

Protection

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.

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Where do I park for Pitchoff Right and the quarry once I pass the Cascade/Porter parking lot? Feb 10, 2018
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

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