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Mills' Lake Right Side
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|Type:||Trad, Ice, Alpine, 60 ft|
|FA:||Doug Snively, Duncan Ferguson, 1970s|
|Page Views:||221 total, 6/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Feb 1, 2015|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is the right bit of ice low down on Thatchtop just above Mills' Lake. There are a few variations that can give you vertical bits of ice or some lower angle wandering if you want.
You can belay off an okay-sized (4-5") tree up and left. It's probably 100'+ to the tree. The ice ends after may 60', and you could belay on sloping ice there, if you'd like.
You can probably get to Mills' Lake without floatation in a busy winter. The last ~150-200' vertical will have a bit of snow wallowing.
Descend off to the right down a somewhat steep gully.
From a conversation with Doug Snively, he & Duncan Ferguson climbed this back in the 1970s. They did not name it then. They were doing some testing of precursors to the ice spectre and found this bit of ice to play on.