The Calling (aka Night Vision)
WI4 M3-4 PG13
Avg: 3.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Mixed, Ice, 700 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III|
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|Shared By:||IanA on Jan 17, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is the most prominent/ obvious flow on the Outward Bound Wall. The guidebook calls this route 4 pitches, but we broke it into 5 to minimize rope drag and maximize belayer comfort/protection from falling ice.
Pitch 1: M3-4, 40m. This pitch can either be good ice, easy mixed or pure rock. Climb up to pin anchor on the right of the flow.
Pitch 2: WI3 30m This pitch follows a left-leaning ramp build an anchor just below the pillar.
Pitch 3: WI4/4+, 30m. Climb up nice curtain to a short, steep pillar. Belay off pin anchor on the right.
Pitch 4: WI3, 60m. Climb a short steep section or traverse further right to avoid the steep stuff and continue up rock/ice grove to pin anchor on the left.
Pitch 5: WI3, 50m. Climb easy ice and snow to a belay stance on the left at the top of the ice.
Descent: Continue up snow to big tree on the left that has slings on it. Rap 1: Do a full 60m rap to a good snow ledge. Be careful to not rap off the ends on the rope. Rap 2: (either downclimb to the anchor atop pitch 4 10m below you or climb up to small tree and rig short rappel to pin anchor on left.) Rap 3: 50m rap down to the pin anchor atop pitch 3. Rap 4: 50m down the steep pillar to pin anchor top pitch 1 on the right of the flow. (might be covered in ice). Rap 5: 40m to the ground.