Avg: 4 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 250 ft, 2 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Will Mayo, Ben Collett, October 2014|
|Page Views:||957 total · 24/month|
|Shared By:||Ben Collett on Oct 3, 2014|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is the slightly harder and scarier companion piece to Silhouette (with the caveat that this route is rather conditions dependent and more ice would have made it easier).
1) Fight through the rather large roof with good gear, snag some quite thin ice to pull through the lip, and thrutch through to a bit of a rest. From here, a few feet of brutal icy offwidth take you to a chimney with a couple of fixed pins. Follow the chimney to an alcove where thin ice allows a traverse right to a tenuous smear that ends at a commodious belay with good gear below a nice dry chimney, 110 feet.
2) Exit the chimney left to a steep handcrack and follow that to easier ground. Belay at the top of the pitch, M5/6 140 feet.