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|Type:||Ice, 550 ft (167 m), 3 pitches, Grade III|
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|Shared By:||Dave Rone on Oct 29, 2010|
|Admins:||Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra|
Although you can climb about anywhere you please on the wall, there are 3 somewhat independent lines.
The Left-Hand (II WI4) is the easiest and most popular, with the steep ice on the 2nd pitch being the crux.
The Central Pillar (III WI5+) climbs up either side of the large cave (crux) found in the very middle of the wall.
The Right-Hand (III WI5) climbs up to a long, sustained crux second pitch, followed by a short easier pitch to the trees. You may be able to use a bolt-belay on a small ledge to the right after the first pitch.
The Weeping Wall faces mostly south, so ice conditions can change rapidly in the sun, particularly later in the season.
Several options exist for the descent. There are rock stations leading down the Sniveling Gully route on the left side of the wall, and there is an established rappel route down the rock wall to the right of the Right-Hand route. Or, you can rappel your route.