Avg: 4 from 4 votes
|Type:||Mixed, Ice, 450 ft, 4 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||FA: Alex Lowe, Jim Earl FFA: Whit Magro, Kris Erickson|
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|Shared By:||Bud Martin on Nov 30, 2013|
DescriptionThe namesake route for the guidebook. Most obvious route in Hyalite and the only one visible from Bozeman. It only comes "in" a few times a decade. This is the description from when I climbed it, clearly the grade changes from day to day and year to year.
Pitch 1: (5.9 WI3+ 110') Head up the ice blobs for about 70' then traverse left to the anchor.
Pitch 2: (M8 or A0 110') Follow the bolts (12-13) through two overhangs to the belay (bolts) located left of the lowest icicle.
Pitch 3: (5.7 WI5-6+ 110') Traverse up and right off the belay, clip the fixed pecker and enjoy the awesome formations of ice! Belay on the right side of the second tier of ice (bolts).
Pitch 4: (WI5-5+ 110') Climb up the last tier of ice to a tree.
Either rap the route (2 ropes) or walk off left and do some down climbing.