Avg: 4 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, Ice, 800 ft (242 m), 5 pitches, Grade V|
|FA:||Al Dunham, Bill Stark. Jan '95|
|Page Views:||1,777 total · 17/month|
|Shared By:||Dave Rone on Mar 5, 2012|
|Admins:||Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra|
Pitch 1, WI 5, 50m: Climb the initial pillar, then continue up lower angle ice and some snow to the base of the next pillar.
Pitch 2, WI5, 50m: Climb another steep, free-standing pillar (likely more solid than the first)and then a steep ice wall to a belay below a short ice-step.
Pitch 3, 40m: Climb the short step, then up snow to the base of a short, ice-wall.
Pitch 4, WI3, 50m: Climb easy ice and then slog up more snow to the base of the final pitch.
Pitch 5, WI4-, 40m: Climb short steep pitch, then up snow to a tree belay on the right.
Drive past GBU, following cairns and signage for about 20 minutes past Valley of the Birds and the Beowolf drainage. Several creek crossings are involved so be prepared. You will drive, literally, to the end of the road.
From the parking area, head up the left side of creek bed for 40 - 45 minutes, and then take a right up the East Fork of Claw Creek, where the canyon narrows. After about 10 - 15 minutes, Fang & Fist will be obvious on the right. Hike up the easy bowl to the base of the route.
This route is a long way from help, so be careful.