Tunnel Zone & Gallery Area Ramp
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|Type:||Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 400 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Tom Sherman on Feb 8, 2016|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Jonathan Steitzer|
DescriptionA nice alpine endeavor on your friendly Mt. Webster. The route itself is a mere 3 short pitches, but one could make some fun of the day climbing the Gallery Route on the right, and also the second slab to the left.
Enter the tunnel after a head-height bulge at the left end of the Gallery Route curtain. Easy ice climbing will put you in a cave/tunnel that feels slightly snug from its off-camber tilt and the added girth of your day pack on your back.
Dry-tooling is not positively necessary in here but your crampons will probably scrape some rock. A good effort for someone who hasn't gotten there feet wet at all with mixed climbing.
By condition, sometimes you will need to chop your way out of the exit from the tunnel.
After a comfy belay ledge, the left trending ramp that follows the cliff band offers another 1.5 pitches of slab climbing above.
You'll see another slab coming in from your left that you can eventually drop into and make another pitch of climbing to make your outing worthwhile.
LocationThe Gallery Route area is best reached from the East-Side 302 pulloff, nearest the Willey's Slide Parking. Crossing the Saco and continuing south one comes across a rocky debris field. In the lower elevations this is actually two rocky debris fields that quickly merge into one. Following this gully uphill you will eventually come to the Gallery Area.
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