Avg: 1 from 1 vote
|Type:||Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 200 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Bradley White 1/2013|
|Page Views:||432 total · 5/month|
|Shared By:||bradley white on Jan 5, 2013|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
The climb starts up a short but very hard mantle onto a snow slope. After the snow do mixed climbing up corner ramp then a snow ramp up left bypasses steep slap to the rest ledge. Here escape west and up is easily doable. Or go as I did. Traverse ascend east until reached are tool hooks on a snow ramp flake below and right of the dead tree. Go up over elongated rocks, then more rocks to snow up to top of snow filled arch. Go right to get onto the bottom of the summit ice. Step lightly up until thicker ice is reached. Finish flow to small oak trees for a belay at the summit.
Hard to get there and I would repeat the climb with its various ways to do the first pitch but it an awful approach. Don't know if I will repeat it again this year. Its the only ice up at the summit area.