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Nutcracker, The WI5+ M8
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Winter Dance WI5-6 M8
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Type: Mixed, Ice, 600 ft, 5 pitches, Grade IV
FA: Conrad Anker, Chris Erikson 2014
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Shared By: Nate K on Jan 18, 2016
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Access Issue: Potential road closures in winter. Details

Description [Edit]

P1: M5- locate the bolt line to climbers right of winter dance. follow it to a 2 bolt anchor 70' (Anchor is a bit off to the left, this pitch is super choosy and probably the scariest thing on the route)
P2: M7- go right from P1 anchors. Climb more bolts up the steeping wall 80' to two bolt anchor
P3- M8- follow bolts through the roof. pumpy and fun 80' to two bolt anchor (crux is very cryptic good luck if you're going for the onsight)
P4- M5- follow more bolts to climbers left of the anchor. stem out onto the ice and enoy fun climbing to the top. 70' to two bolt anchor in the cave
P5- WI5 or sometimes harder. Climb the ice out of the cave and finish at a tree anchor on top 120'

The rock is typical hyalite crap but the position, difficulty, and final ice pitch of winter dance make this an amazing route.

Location [Edit]

Go find Winter Dance. Follow the ridge up to a ledge that traverses in. if you hit a fixed line youve gone too far. Traverse in and look for ice blobs at the start of winter dance. There is a bolt line about 20-30 feet to climbers right. Route can be rapped with a 70 or you can top out and follow fixed lines down the ridge

Protection [Edit]

The lower 3 pitches are all closely bolted. pitch 4 is a few bolts and then some ice screws. Pitch 5 is all ice. Bring 12-14 draws, and 8 or so screws.

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