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|Type:||Ice, 250 ft (76 m), 2 pitches, Grade II|
|Page Views:||1,351 total · 16/month|
|Shared By:||Robert Hall on Jan 4, 2015|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
The cave on the left presents an opportunity to climb a completely separate route (except for the exit "pitch 3"). In the early years ( i.e. 1970's, before the bolts were put into the cave on the right, and before some changes in the water flow changed the ice pattern) this variant was considered pretty much the "standard" way to climb "Standard", as it offered a solid rock-belay. Today the old pins have long gone and hardly anyone does "Standard" this way anymore. It's usually a bit more difficult (1/2 grade??) than the 'standard' way to climb Standard.
P1 - Climb to the "cave" on the left. WI 3 Bring rock gear for the belay.
P2 - Move out right (photo) and up the flow to the top, WI 3+ to 4- depending on conditions and where you go. Some belay at a pine tree and do a "Pitch 3" exit pitch.