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|Type:||Trad, Mixed, Ice, 200 ft (61 m), 3 pitches|
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|Shared By:||419 on Feb 10, 2013 · Updates|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Step 2: Drop down into the gully and belay from a cluster of trees on the left. Climb a short section of WI2 ice and creek bed. Gain the base of a 15 foot pillar (WI3-4), and check the ice conditions. It is easy to retreat from here by traversing left. If the ice is satisfactory, climb the pillar and look left to belay from a large tree. Step 3 is now visible.
Step 3: I have not climbed Step 3 yet. It looks more committing than Step 2. It is possibly WI4+ M6-7? There are a couple downed trees and thin ice to negotiate. You may be able to hitch one of the larger trees with a 4-6 foot piece of cord.
Per ?? and with Earl Lunceford: Step 3 was pretty garbage, probably WI3, with some bomber mixed moves. The ice was very thin, so we tried to stay off it. We postholed an hour up the gully after Step 3 and found some running water but no ice. This was definitely adventurous.