WI4 M3 R
Avg: 2 from 4 votes
|Type:||Mixed, Ice, 140 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||First recorded ascent, Ryan Barber, Bradley White, 1/2013|
|Page Views:||289 total · 5/month|
|Shared By:||bradley white on Jan 11, 2013|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
DescriptionI believe this is an old route that didn't find its way into a guide book yet. So, that is why it is a recorded ascent.
Climb the rock wall at (M2-3 R) to the dirt ramp and belay at oak tree passed the large pine tree on the right (I should make the first pitch protection more reasonable by next winter).
Go up easy gully that is bolted. Mostly rock in thin condition to the bolted (M2) head wall left or stay in the gully to the chimney. Ascend the chimney of the dike (we had much trouble due to warm and thin conditions). It's a narrow chimney with cascading ice runnel. Tight inside chimney. I put much torque on the tool placements to get my feet higher. Crampon on rock out of the dike's chimney will likely always happen. Sections of ice came off at the base of the dike leaving bare rock on our ascent and dry pointing (M3) happened instead of ice. Fortunately the rock route 'White Rabbit' bolts protected this ice route because it was too warm for ice screws.
Its technical and provocative with its especially deep chimney crux.