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Routes in Keystone Canyon

Type: Trad, Ice, 80 ft
FA: Andrew Embick & Rick Parks, December 1979
Page Views: 347 total · 7/month
Shared By: Nick Weicht on May 4, 2014
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

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Description [Edit]

This steep pillar leads up to two steps and then the top of the route.

Location [Edit]

This ice climb can be seen from the road located high up above the old road tunnel (not the railway tunnel). Park at the pull out and hike up hill a few hundred feet to the base of the route.

Protection [Edit]

Protect with ice screws then rap off the top using V threads or use the first pine tree you can walk to.

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Jayson Nissen
Corvallis, OR
WI4
Jayson Nissen   Corvallis, OR
WI4
I did this climb today and thought that the rating would be more in the WI4 range. The climb was about 70 ft tall and had a 20 foot section that was just under vertical. There were nice rests before and after that section.

It looked like there was a second pitch that continued above this lowest one that was more like WI2, maybe WI3.

It is also helpful to know that you can go around it to the right and set up a TR on it and lap the left and right sides. Really fun climb. Feb 14, 2016

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