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Routes in Cwm Idwal

Screen, The WI3
Type: Ice, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
Page Views: 31 total, 1/month
Shared By: Nick Russell on Mar 1, 2013
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell

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Description

A prominent ice-fall located to the left of the Devil's Kitchen and the Curtain. It can be climbed in one long pitch, but is often split into two, belaying on a large ledge below the second steep section.

P1. Some easy angle ice gradually increases to a short near-vertical section, then lays back to a sloping ledge below a second steepening. A large ice-cave often forms at the belay.

P2. Continue direct up the ice fall on the right, slightly more sustained that P1.

P2a. Alternatively, in thin conditions an escape can be made up the mixed V-groove to the left, significantly easier.

The route and the variation are both equally enjoyable. The belay at the top is most likely in frozen turf, so make sure you remembered the warthogs!

Protection

Screws on the ice, at least 6 recommended. warthogs or suitable turf protection for the belay at the top. If there is not much snow around, the belay could possibly be made on a boulder at the top

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