Type: Trad, Ice, 200 ft
FA: Ben Collett, Erik Rieger
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Shared By: erik rieger on Nov 4, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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There are a few ice flows located high above the Loch Vale cragging area. They've probably been climbed before, but I wanted to add the info for others to go explore. We climbed the obvious flow on the right after our planned route at Sky Pond didn't pan out. Ben suggested the name, since it's like a tame version of Necrophilia. It's worthwhile if you're desperate but not into the dead thing, or you could combine with the NW gully and other short climbs. The left-most flow is lower-angle but takes on a long gully.


This is on the northern aspect of Thatchtop, directly above the Loch Vale cragging area. Approach as for Deep Freeze/Necrophilia up to the lake, but move left (east) across the moraine bench below those routes to reach the smears. It's easy to see from the trail if they're in or not.


We soloed the route, so there's no rap anchor. Build one or walk off skier's left down a technical and exposed gully. Protection would be thin on the first half, bring rock gear.