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Type: Trad, Ice, Alpine, 3 pitches, Grade II
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Shared By: Nate K on Dec 26, 2014
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Access Issue: Potential road closures in winter. Details

Description

Begin below the obvious massive chock stones. Climb the ice/chimney/rock up to a stance below an off width crack and a slab face. This is the crux and protects with a #2 Camelot. Without monos this would feel away harder. Jam up, pull the bulge and belay from cracks. Continue up the gully on WI2 to another section of WI3. Climb this until the ice runs out and then either rap or continue on loose 5.6 hyalite rock to some trees. With a 70m rap from the trees down the gully and then v-thread/ sling stuff or just rap silken

Location

Go to dribbles take a right, walk like 200 feet and it's the obvious mixed line between dribbles and silken falls. Descend by rapping on v-threads/trees or walk over to silken falls and rap down that

Protection

Stubbies, screws to comfort, standard rack, small stuff for 1st belay

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1. Pitch 1. You can protect the crux by slinging the chockstone. Excellent drytooling hooks!
2. If you decide to continue all way up the slot you will come to a narrow ledge, described in a guidebook. Unprotectable traverse to the right will bring you to trees. I initially tried to climb a corner above the ledge. There was some ice in the corner, but it disappeared soon and I met vertical loose gravel. Abandoned the attempt, returned to the ledge traverse. I do not recommend this way when temperatures above zero. Mar 1, 2016
Tim Gentry
Bozeman, MT
 
Tim Gentry   Bozeman, MT
 
If you go to the end of the slot, you will encounter some mildly sketchy thin WI3 with some funky moves on snow-covered rock, then traverse right to the trees. We did 3 rope-stretching 35m rappels to get down, one from a tree angling climbers right to another tree, from which we rappeled to the WI2 and built a vthread. From there we were going to rappel about 40 feet to a rock that's was slightly detached from the wall so that one could just sling it, but when we tugged on it it disintegrated. Feb 20, 2018

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