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Fang, The T,TR WI4+
French Cayon WI1
Hennepin Canyon WI3-4
Ice Hose WI3-4
Lasalle Canyon WI2-3
Ottawa Cayon WI4+
Pontiac TR WI4-
Pontiac Canyon TR WI4-
Snake, The T,TR WI4-5
Starved Rock Ice History WI4-
Tonti TR WI3-4
Totem Pole TR WI4-
Virgin, The TR WI5
Wildcat TR WI4
Type: Trad, TR, Ice, 85 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: dlanglois on Apr 24, 2010
Admins: Dave Hug

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Pretty pumpy WI 4. Well worth jumping on when it's there!


This climb forms in good winter weather to the left of Tonti in Tonti Canyon.


Good lead with a few screws. TR is possible, but access to top, if not leading, is best driven to parking lot nearest the canyon and rapping down. Just a suggestion.


Yes, from first early ascents around 1980 it has been 'The Snake..and the main ice formation across Tonti canyon is the 'Mongoose. Names relate to late 60's era famous drag racing drivers of the era who were always in each others face.,just like these climbs facing each other. There is ONLY one true Fang', and that remains in Vail, Colorado. Dec 9, 2016
No Where Iowa
dlanglois   No Where Iowa
Sorry, just noticed that this route is also called the Snake! I tried to delete this route, but could not! Apr 24, 2010