The Ice Climb
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 200 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||First pitch unknown, Nate Brown and Sam Macke second pitch|
|Page Views:||567 total · 15/month|
|Shared By:||Nate Brown on Jan 16, 2015|
DescriptionFirst pitch is 30 meters of seasonally different but dependable ice. Overhanging hard non-bolted M7 or M8 if not fully formed(I'm a bad judge of m-ratings FYI). Some years the chimney forms a burly 70' of difficult ice climbing. Tobey Grohne sent the pitch several years ago, Macke threw down a proud onsight the day we did the second pitch. Hard to know the early history of this dependable tram accessed drip...
Second pitch is 30 more meters of difficult rock climbing with some loose rock. Probably M6+?. It would rate 5.10 in rock shoes. A hand crack roof with slabby feet marks the crux. This pitch was also crampon-clad onsighted on its (pitch 2) FA.
LocationRoute is on the eastern-most large formation of the buttress about 20' east of "Knocking on the Sky"
Route can be rapped with one 60 meter cord. Beware the top rap barely reaches the anchor atop the ice.