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Routes in Doughton Park (ice)

Big Daddy WI4
NE end flows TR WI3
Type: Ice, 300 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Tim Fisher
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Shared By: Morrismc on Jan 23, 2014
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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1. The first pitch might be 90 - 110' that starts out rather slabby and then steepens up to dead vertical for 30'. This section is the crux. When I was climbing here in January 2014, it was dripping and a hardshell is a must. After that steep section, the climbing is slabby again all the way to the road.

2. Then the "road pitch" walk across the road to the bottom of the gully that feeds the first pitch.

3. The third pitch is a 100 - 150' gully climb (WI2/2+). This can be a wet pitch as well. Probably will need shorter screws, when I was here the ice wasn't in leadable condition.

Location

This is the longest and perhaps most obvious line at Doughton. The first pitch begins at the bottom of the steep cliff-face to the north side of the road. You can either setup a top rope on the first pitch with the two bolts set on the road cut and lower in or (if leading) hike in from the trail that starts just before the Yellow road sign.

Descent:
After topping out, probably fastest to hike to climbers right and return to the road.

Protection

Usually a climb that comes in thick - mid-size screws should do.
Steve Lineberry
Charlotte, NC
Steve Lineberry   Charlotte, NC  
FA Updated. Thanks. Feb 12, 2016
russellHOBART
Durham, NC
russellHOBART   Durham, NC
FA - Tim Fisher Feb 12, 2016