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Routes in Blue Vein (Ice) Area

Blue Vein T WI5
Type: Trad, Ice, 100 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 147 total · 4/month
Shared By: Tim Simpson on Apr 25, 2015
Admins: Ladd, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

Impressive ice climb, when it's fat. Some years it never comes in at all. It can be hit or miss. The climb is in a tight chimney. The first half is straight vertical with great ice screw placements. The second half is a mixed climb that finishes over a bulge. There used to be rappel anchors at the top.

Location

The ice climb can be difficult to find but it follows a steep stream bed in some rock scree. Follow the stream to a chimney. It's furthest route to the right of Maiden Cliff

Protection

Ice screws and some traditional rock protection. Rappel anchors at the top. Bring two ropes to rappel safely.

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Ben Townsend  
 
Bolted rappel anchor at the top allows a safe rappel with one 60m rope. In a big snow year, it may be buried, in which case a single 70m rope permits rappelling from a tree slightly higher. Apr 25, 2015

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