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Routes in Upper Rock Creek Drainage

Rock Creek Runnel WI2-3
South Ridge Berk/Taylor T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a WI2- PG13
Type: Ice, Alpine, 90 ft
FA: not sure of history
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Shared By: Cory Berkebile on Jan 13, 2012
Admins: WAGbag, Mike Engle

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Descent and Gear Needed.

Descent: A fir tree at the top of the route has slings on it for rappell, if using 60m rap to the bottom. If using a 30m use the rock thumb half way down on the climbers right for the second rappell.

Gear:
30m rope can be used to climb the route in one pitch. But a double rappell using a rock thumb half way down will be needed.

60m rope is better if you plan on toproping around on the route.

A hand ful of Srews; a few short and long

Easiest to rappel than try to find a walk off.
kevinhansen
Albion Idaho
kevinhansen   Albion Idaho
Hey Cory!
Nice hike. This is one of three ice routes here in Idaho!
I'm living in Albion outside of the "City". Look me up we should share a rope like old times!
Kevin Jan 11, 2013
This Ice flow is spring fed - so as long as its cold its in! Due to the long approach: you can keep your pack light by using a 30 meter rope to climb the route in one push, but you will have to double rappel off a rock thumb at the half way point on the route. The thumb is on the climbers right side. If you want to top rope the route and try steeper parts you will need a 60 meter rope for that. There is a bomber fir tree at the top with slings on it for the descent. Jan 13, 2012