Avg: 3 from 8 votes
|Type:||Trad, Ice, 200 ft, 4 pitches|
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|Shared By:||TheIceManCometh on Mar 14, 2015|
DescriptionA great route if you like a good approach coupled with excellent ice. The approach is about an hour (more in deep snow), so this wouldn't be a good choice if you like to climb right from your car. On the other hand, you'll get somewhat more of an alpine experience coupled with some great 3+ ice pitches.
There are four pitches (WI3-4) that vary from 30-50 feet. Pitch 1 is about 30', pitch 2 is about 40', pitch 3 is about 50' and pitch 4 is 30-40' (broken up by a large ledge). You can generally vary the difficulty of the climbing by which portion of the face you choose.
Hillyer, Viola, Wildcat and Buttermilk all face north, so are more likely to come in early and stay late (although Wildcat is the most narrow, so will open up most quickly as melting water degrades the ice).