Off The Hook
Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Mixed, 60 ft|
|FA:||Jeff Lowe, 1970s? Wayne Crill and Brad Durbin?|
|Page Views:||828 total, 12/month|
|Shared By:||Wayne Crill on Feb 9, 2012|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionOff The Hook is a on the far right of the South face of Redgarden Wall in Eldo, just left of the end of the Wind Tower trail where it goes up the east slabs descent. Locate a series of three free hanging ice flows that semi-regularly form up enough to notice, less frequently enough to climb. Begin under the first overhang with two left-angling cracks, this overhang provides protection for the belayer from falling ice and or the leader. Climb mixed rock (M5/6??) up the overhang just left of the thin, free hanging ice until you can move up and right onto the ice (typically just over the lip) and up to the base of the second overhang (crux) either climb straight onto the free hanging ice here or climb a vertical, right-facing, flared overlap (no gear) for a few movies until you can reach the free hanging ice and climb the ice over the top to a tree. One more easier icy overhang puts you at the base of the east slabs and another tree you can rap 80 to the base of the climb from. Or continue another 100 up and left on fun, easy, lower angle ice up the left edge of the east slabs to the tree above . . . .
LocationOff The Hook climbs a series of short overhangs and free hanging ice flows at the far East end of the lower Redgarden Wall. I have regularly seen ice form in this system, less frequently does it appear climbable. This route begins at a stance below an overhang behind a pine tree, right next to the trail. This is very near (just to the right, I believe) of the route Off The List, .10d, just left of the top of the Wind Ridge approach trail.
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