Real Crabapples (aka Almont Chimney?)
Avg: 2.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Mixed, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Austen Beason, Kyle Juszczyk?|
|Page Views:||372 total · 15/month|
|Shared By:||Grimpeur on Jan 12, 2016|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is a decent, mixed chimney climb close to the road and to town. We did it in January with powdery snow and winter conditions, so the ice was thin and sporadic at best but still offered good climbing. There might be more ice towards spring.
Scramble a few hundred feet up snow past one ledge to where the couloir narrows down. Pitch 1, M4, ascends runnels and corners to a small chockstone crux. Belay above the chockstone. Pitch 2, M5, follows a steep, narrow chimney/dihedral to the topout.
Hike down skier's left around the buttress to the road.