Col of the Wild
WI4 M5 Steep Snow
Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 2600 ft, Grade IV|
|FA:||Richard Baranow, Paul Hanis, Clint Helander|
|Page Views:||516 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||clint helander on Jan 24, 2013|
|Admins:||Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer|
DescriptionThis route is up valley from Darkness Falls. Col of the Wild was the first ascent of Nantina's North Face. It is also substantially easier.
Look for an obvious right slashing couloir with intermittent short ice and mixed cruxes. There is lots of simulclimbing of steep snow on this route. Toward the top, it may be necessary to tunnel through a large cornice to access the summit.
Slings exist near the top to rappel the route.
Round trip time from camp in the Dishwater Drainage was about 16 hours on the first ascent.