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Light & Sweet

WI4 R, Ice, 110 ft,  Avg: 3 from 2 votes
FA: Feb 2013
New York > Adirondacks > Adirondack Ice… > F: The Central… > Starbuck Mountain > Starbuck Central

Description

Climb the pillar and make an awkward move to get on top of the boulder (or work around it) and established on the ledge. Sling a tree or two before setting out - you will soon be standing below a 15' vertical blanket of styrofoam ice on your way to safer stuff above. A final vertical curtain blocks the top-out.

Location

Near the center of the main face. This route originally started at the very base of the cliff, at the fat pillar capped by a boulder on the short face leading to a big ledge (often used for belaying) 20' up. Look for the widest band of ice on the vertical section midway, which lies almost directly below a large, dead pine tree.

Protection

Screws, including a stubby or two, and runners.

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