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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: Trad, Ice, Alpine, 1500 ft, 7 pitches, Grade III
FA: not sure on history
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Shared By: Cory Berkebile on Jan 13, 2012
Admins: WAGbag, Mike Engle

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Description

The route is cowboy style! Make it as hard or as easy as you want to. When you get in to URCD a mile and half look left at the south face and start climbing. The route will take you over numerous shelfs from 25 feet to about 70 feet in height. In higher snow conditions ice will form on certain pitches so take tools and crampons.

Descent: easiest route down is to hike north and drop into the next drainage follow it west to the flats.

Location

There are two prominant rock ridges up the south face with a wild fractured dihederal drainage in the middle. The Berk/Taylor goes up the climbers left ridge to the top. You will know you are close to the start when a rock ridge meets the creek as you are hiking up.

Protection

60m rope
alpine rack = set of nuts, 1 each .33 to #2 camalot, doubles of .4 and .5 camalot,
10 alpine draws and some long 6 ft runners.
Ice tools and crampons

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