Standard via "Left Cave"
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|Type:||Ice, 200 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Robert Hall on Jan 4, 2015|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
DescriptionThis is simply the "variant" that climbs the left side of the main flow. In most years there is a rock "cave" on the left side of the flow, although this sometimes fills-in in really "thick" years.
In the early years ( i.e. 1970's, before the bolts were put into the cave on the right) this variant was considered pretty much the "standard" way to climb "Standard", as it offered a solid rock-belay.
P1 - Climb to the "cave" on the left. WI 3
P2 - Move out right (photo) and up the flow to the top, WI 3+ to 4- depending on conditions and where you go.