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|Type:||Trad, Ice, 1000 ft, 7 pitches, Grade IV|
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|Shared By:||e Dixon on Jan 17, 2011|
|Admins:||Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionClimb can be broken up many ways, and many might prefer to simul sections of moderate terrain.
P1. Ascend a couple short steps of easy ice or mixed that finish at a tree with slings (WI3, ~100').
A short stretch of snow leads to the obvious second pitch.
P2. Continue up a long pitch of usually thin ice. Belay at fixed rock gear in the left wall (WI4, ~175').
P3/4. Climb 300-400' of snow and short easy ice or mixed steps. This leads to the upper gully.
P5. Continue up low-angle but usually thin ice leading up the start of the upper gully. Belay at fixed pin on the right (WI3/4, ~160')
P6. The gully gets a little steeper, and the ice is still usually thin. Belay at a nest of fixed rock gear in the left wall (WI3/4, ~200).
P7. This is the steepest and best part of the upper gully. Belay off screws or continue up snow to a tree with slings (WI4, ~180').