Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||TR, Mixed, Ice, 60 ft|
|Page Views:||221 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Tony Lobay on Jan 4, 2016|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Open, with restrictions: private property Details
Do not trespass across the private property which is west of the crag. Presently, the access policies are up in the air and failure to respect private property could inhibit future access. To avoid trespassing on private property, stay along the base of the crag.
DescriptionThis is the ice flow that rarely forms over Scarecrow. Start up the mixed crack Aja. Move right onto the thin ice. Fun moves over the bulge up higher.
If the route was in a lot more, it could be lead. With the conditions we had, there would would be zero pro until about 30 feed up, then bad pro above.
We climbed this Jan 1, 2016. It was about 10°F out that morning. It had been cold for the previous few days. I have never seen anything written about the route before, nor have I seen the route in on previous visits to Rainbow. For all I know some old dog soloed laps on this in 1978.
ProtectionWe only TR'd it. In theory it would be leadable. The bottom section was super thin (an inch or two).
For TR anchor we belayed above, anchoring off two small trees far back, then backing up off the tree above Aja. Possibly you could put a screw in on this route as a directional and use the chains above Aja.