Avg: 3.4 from 114 votes
|Type:||Ice, 300 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||1969, Yvon Chouinard, Jim McCarthy|
|Page Views:||11,955 total · 121/month|
|Shared By:||J. Albers on Jan 5, 2010|
DescriptionClimb the obvious flow for 2-3 pitches depending on belay strategy. There are numerous fixed tree anchor stations on the left side of the route and it may be wise to use them because they keep you out of the way of falling ice. Unless there are other parties (which is often the case), doing it in 2 pitches works well.
While it is not uncommon to have many parties on this route at one time, be prudent and careful because the gully tends to funnel falling ice directly onto the route below.
Descent (two options): (1) Walk off across a ledge system through the forest to the climbers left; (2) rappel the route using the fixed tree anchor stations on the left side of the route (however, be aware that rappelling this route when there are other parties present may create problems)