Type: Trad, Ice, 225 ft, Grade II
FA: John Imbrie & Clint Cummins, February 13, 1977
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Shared By: KeithS on Feb 25, 2011
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Steep ice! The epitome of ice climbing at Lake Willoughby, in my honest opinion.... Some good stemming in places will offer a bit of a rest but this line is steep and unrelenting all the way to the top. This route is pretty much a plumb line but if climbed in two pitches, I'm sure you could find a decent stance midway.


The Mindbender Amphitheater at the north end of the cliffs at Lake Willoughby...to the right of Call of the Wild and to the left of Renormalization


Bring a whole bunch of screws (10 ish) depending on how many pitches you make it..
The first ascent of this awesome route was in 1977 with wood-shaft axes and strap-on crampons. No-one can dispute that John Imbrie and Clint Cummins were total bad-asses. This route intimidates many leaders even now with modern gear. Nov 30, 2017