Avg: 1.8 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 600 ft (182 m), 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||2 lines: Erik Werner and Chad Volk (variation written here) 5/14/11. Greg Sievers & Brian Verhulst (similar line in area, 2 months earlier)|
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|Shared By:||Erik W on Jun 5, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
P2. Take the incut dihedral directly above the rock island belay, and work your way straight up to an overhanging block/corner, which you'll climb and exit on the left (watch for loose toaster oven). Continue straight up, passing numerous bouldery steps, toward the tip of a snow finger that perfectly exits on the upper snow slope, find a tree to belay from (might require some simul-climbing to find a good one), 70m?, 5.5 M3-M4, depending on line.
P3. Head right across snow to a large slab. There are 3 finger cracks here, take the middle one, and when it levels out, take a left straight up the fall line, passing a short bouldery step en route to the top, 40m, M3+/4-.
Descent: downclimb the back of the summit block, and descend to trees on right. Either downclimb the couloir, or rap using sling + biner we left on lowest tree. Snow conditions were somewhat suspect when we did it, so we opted to be careful. The couloir is ~500 feet, with many options on wall for additional anchors if snow is really sketch. Skirt the base back to the boulderfield.