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Routes in Emerald Lake & vicinity

Astro Turf T M4-5
Butterfingers T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b M4
Coconut Bliss M4-5
Dairy Lite M4
No. 1 Gully M4
No. 2 Gully M3-4
Squid, The WI5-6 M6-7
Steeplechase T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a M4 Easy Snow
Tastee Freeze M4
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Type: Mixed, Alpine, 3 pitches
FA: Norie Kizaki & Dave Wolf, May 30, 2011
Page Views: 635 total · 7/month
Shared By: DW. on May 30, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Coconut Bliss is a delicious, "non dairy" ice cream (whatever that means). Likewise, this route is another installment of "non ice" climbing on the Tastee Freeze buttress.

From the base, follow the chimney system up to a roof formed by a wedged block. Climb through the roof on hand jams and hooks to another small roof. Mantel above this roof and follow excellent turf sticks up and right toward the top of the first buttress, 200'.

Continue up the buttress or make a double rope rappel to the ground from a nearby tree.

P2: climb a short chimney through a steep rock band (loose getting into the chimney).

P3: this is followed by fun, juggy climbing up the narrowing buttress and a final steep step guarding the trees.

Walk off left: down the ridge to a saddle, then back left under the cliff to the foot of the route (only advisable in stable snow). The route would be more fun with more snow, but it was still pretty fun.

Location

Coconut Bliss is located on the left side of the Tastee Freeze buttress, at a prominent chimney system through two short roof bands, downhill from Tastee Freeze. See the Tastee Freeze route location info for directions on how to reach the buttress.

Protection

Rock gear. Nuts and cams up to #2.

Photos

Dougald MacDonald  
  M3-4
Greg Sievers and I added two pitches to the top of the buttress: a short chimney through a steep rock band (loose getting into the chimney), followed by fun, juggy climbing up the narrowing buttress and a final steep step guarding the trees. We walked off left: down the ridge to a saddle, then back left under the cliff to the foot of the route (only advisable in stable snow). The route would be more fun with more snow, but it was still pretty fun. Jan 7, 2013

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