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Blood line WI3
Duofold WI3-4
Pikeline WI4 PG13
Red Headwall, The WI5-
Unknown WI5- M2-3
Unkown 2 (Pikeline?) WI3+
Type: Ice, 130 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: E thatcher on Jan 11, 2013
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

10 feet left of the prominent prow of rock that defines the left side of Duofold is a thin runnel of ice that comes down through a small corner and covers a vegetated slab. Climb this thin runnel, to a thicker slab below a body length Pillar. Top out onto a rock slab

Here we belayed off of a dead/ dying tree and some nuts in a corner. From this belay walk left along the margin of the ice and head up the fat finish of Bloodline to rappel tree.

A mixed option straight up would be possible with more rock gear

The 3rd edition guidebook description for Pikeline fits this climb perfectly, despite the fact that a climb 100'+ to the right is currently known as Pikeline. Anybody know the history here? or this climb's true name? There is a very old (lichen covered) sling at our first pitch belay.

Protection

A stubbie and some yellow screws are helpful for the thin bottom pitch. Set of nuts and/ or some small- medium cams are helpful for belay anchor.

Rappel anchor at top of second pitch. 2 rope rappel down bloodline to the ground

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Ryan Barber
Rumney, NH
Ryan Barber   Rumney, NH
I was looking at that today, and thought it very intriguing. According to Cormier's Pikeline description, Pikeline itself is in fact 30 m right of Duofold, and is the rightmost climb on the cliff. The one you climbed is certainly a unique line, and should be listed as such with its own name, topo, and pictures if you have any more. Jan 15, 2013