Type: Ice, 1200 ft, 6 pitches, Grade III
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Mike Stearns on Jan 6, 2014
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Many, many steps of WI2-3 up the west drainage (bear right) of Avalanche Canyon places you at the base of a WI4 pillar/curtain. Atop the pillar, head climbers right on a steep forested slope to the final 200' WI4 headwall. The final headwall can be done in one or two pitches. Probably best done as one, but it is LONG.

THIS IS A MAJOR AVALANCHE PATH. CHECK CONDITIONS BEFORE CLIMBING OR APPROACHING.

Location

Once across the creek, however you got there, the trail heads up Avalanche Canyon from behind a concrete structure. The first pitch starts up a WI3 section with an amphitheater (w/ graffiti) on the left.

Descend from slings on trees and walk down/around some sections through the trees.

Protection

We took 8 screws plus some for anchors, tat for v-threads/trees, and two 60 m ropes for the descent.

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