Avg: 3.3 from 41 votes
Routes in Cascade Pass
|Cascade, The WI2+|
|Cascade: Slot to Amphitheater T WI3-4|
|Cysty Ugler WI3+ M4+|
|Early Bird Special T WI4+ M4-5 PG13|
|Feeding Frenzy T WI3+|
|Green Gully WI3+|
|Jaws T WI4-5|
|Killer Whale T WI3+|
|Pitchoff Left TR WI4-|
|Pitchoff Quarry T,TR WI4-5|
|Pitchoff Right T,TR WI3-4|
|Sisters Right WI4|
|Slutty Other T M3+|
|Three Flows WI3-4|
|Top Of The Lakes Gullys WI2|
|Wetfoot WI4- R|
|Type:||Ice, 1200 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Simon Thompson on May 4, 2011|
DescriptionThis is an easy but exceptionally fun climb. Follow the obvious flow up to a belay from a tree on the left. The second pitch involves 2 small and steeper ice steps. If there is a lot of water running underneath the ice this climb becomes a bit more difficult.
LocationThe route can be spied on the right after you pass the Cascade/Pitchoff hiking trailhead driving from Lake Placid toward Keene. Approach via the picnic area and follow the drainage uphill until the climb becomes visible. Snowshoes or skis usually essential to avoid miserable post-holing.
Descent: The guidebook recommends scrambling down climbers left through cedars, near to the climb Green Gully(3+). You can also go down and right. Either way, keep crampons on and have a tool handy because some spots can be tricky. Rappel with two ropes is also possible.