Avg: 3.9 from 16 votes
|Type:||Ice, 800 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Jennings, Moore, & Tobin 12/1977|
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|Shared By:||Richard Shore on Mar 5, 2013|
|Admins:||Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer|
DescriptionA classic long ice line with many steep pillars separated by easier low-angle snow ramps. Traditionally done in 5 pitches, but can be done in 4 with 70M ropes.
P1 - WI3-3+, up to a bolted belay/rap station in a cave on the left side of the flow.
P2 - WI4, traverse out right from the cave and up two steep sections of ice separated by a small ramp. Another easy ramp leads up and left to another cave belay from screws.
P3 - WI5, "The Killer Pillar." Traverse out right from the cave and up a sustained 30+M long pillar of 80-90 degree ice. Belay from alders or screws somewhere on the easy snow ramp above.
"P4" - (optional) move belay to start of final ice pitch.
P5 - WI3, up and right through weaknesses to the rim of the canyon. Belay from trees.