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The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly (GBU)

WI4, Ice, 150 ft (45 m),  Avg: 3.1 from 9 votes
FA: David Bean, Mike Blenkarn, Iain Stewart-Patterson; 1982
International > N America > Canada > Alberta > N Ghost

Description


Approach: 2 minutes
Climb: 1 - 2 pitches
Descent: 1 or 2 raps
Sun: Lots


The excellent big curtain of ice right across the creek from the "road" while driving into THOS, Valley of the Birds, etc... Don't drive across the creek as it's illegal now due to protected spawning grounds. CO's do check this area often to enforce and ticket anyone driving across the creek.

Location

From the bottom of the Big Hill, head into the North Ghost and you'll drive right past this super obvious climb on your right (east). Park on the road side of the river, put your crampons on for some height, and cross the river just upstream from the route where it's shallow.

Many lines are optional from moderate WI4 to overhanging curtains and freestanding pillars of WI5+.

Protection

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A sense of scale
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It's not always straight out of the car. We had to park before the old bridge and cross three flowing rivers with self-made log bridges to get to this! Here's Kendra crossing the last river. This time more shallow.
[Hide Photo] It's not always straight out of the car. We had to park before the old bridge and cross three flowing rivers with self-made log bridges to get to this! Here's Kendra crossing the last river. This t…

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Nick Sweeney
Spokane, WA
  WI5+
[Hide Comment] Choose your own adventure and difficulty - the left side is usually WI4 and the middle and right side is stouter at WI5-WI5+. Feb 21, 2017