Avg: 3.6 from 24 votes
|Type:||Trad, Ice, Alpine, 450 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||Brian Leo, Douglas McCarty, Chuck Rose, Bo Stuart|
|Page Views:||3,048 total, 51/month|
|Shared By:||SirTobyThe3rd on Jan 1, 2013|
DescriptionThis route is one of the best in the Hyalite Canyon, and a must do for any visitor capable to lead wi3+. Due to it's popularity it attracts crowds, so leaving early is a good idea if you want to be the first in line.
First pitch: (wi3+ish)is two short tiers of ice divided by about 25 feet of hiking on ice or snow. At times ice could be hollow with water running under.
Second Pitch: wi3- and climbs to the base of the 3rd (crux pitch).
Third pitch: the crux with wi4 rating. There is an easier ramp available that looks wi3ish. Also, other steep curtains up to wi5 can be climbed on the left. Go on till you are under the last step bellow the trees.
Fourth pitch: has a lot of variations to top out, choose whatever you want (wi3- to wi4ish).
Rapell the route if there are no people under, or if you are epicing. Otherwise walk to the left and rap Avalanche Gulch.