WI6 Steep Snow
Avg: 4 from 2 votes
|Type:||Ice, Snow, Alpine, 1000 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III|
|Page Views:||751 total · 22/month|
|Shared By:||Jeff Hebert on May 6, 2015|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball|
DescriptionCross the bergschrund, which can be tenuous and involving a mixed traverse in from the right, to access the first pitch of ice.
Climb a long pitch of WI4+ to a snow slope and up to the crux pitch. The crux has steep ice for 30 feet or so, eases off, and then gets beneath a free-hanging dagger at WI6. Find a way onto the dagger and ascend to the top of the flow, easing to slightly off-vertical.
Climb a couple more steep ice steps and gain the upper snowfield, cutting between rock buttresses and then heading up and right to the summit.