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Type: Ice, 150 ft, Grade II
FA: January 2010
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Shared By: Jay Harrison on Jan 23, 2010
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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Description

Climb the band of ice up to a short snowslope and continue up the righthand fork to a brief moment of steep ice before reaching a large ledge.
There were several more exciting options, but the sun has baked them all out currently. In deep snow years, this may have some avalanche hazard.
There is - as with much of Crane's ice - a fair amount of low-angle, thin ice to scratch up.

Location

Here's the kicker: this is located on the Wayout Wall, which has a horrible approach. Utilize the Adirondack Rock guidebook's directions, or, in order to avoid private property, take the trail to Crane Mountain Pond, then climb the ridge that lies along the south side of the pond, all the way to its western highpoint. Descend via several slogs and rappels to the top of the Wayout Wall and make a two-rope rappel to reach the bottom. Yeah, right.
Descent is via rappel with two ropes.
Landmark: this is above the (climber's) righthand side of the Bulwark Block, a large detached piece of cliff near the left side of the Wayout Wall.

Protection

Couple slings, maybe three ice screws.

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