All Locations > Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > Bear Lake Trailheads > Emerald Lake / Ty… > Emerald Lake & vicinity
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|Type:||Mixed, Alpine, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Norie Kizaki & Dave Wolf, May 30, 2011|
|Page Views:||617 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||DW. on May 30, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionCoconut 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.