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Routes in Panther Gorge

Agharta T WI4-
ByTooth and Claw T WI4 PG13
Chimaera T WI3- R
Fly By T WI3 PG13
Just Nickel and Iron T WI4-
Needle in a Haystack T WI3
Orson's Tower T WI3+ PG13
Pi Day WI3+ PG13
Ride the Lightning T WI5- PG13
Skip the Lightning T WI3+ PG13
Sorry, Kevin T WI4
Type: Trad, Ice, 90 ft
FA: Kevin MudRat Mackenzie, Nolan Huther 2016 March 5
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Shared By: Kevin MudRat MacKenzie on Mar 7, 2016
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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Description

This is the first documented ice climb on the Haystack side of the gorge-an aesthetic route from afar and up close. The crux comes early as a vertical pitch climbs under an overhanging cedar to the left of a small buttress. Rest on a terrace below a curtain (or bulges to the left) that finish the climb.

There's a killer view of the Panther Den Wall across the way, perhaps one of the best vantage points of this wall in the gorge.

Location

Bushwhack south about 500 feet from the Phelps Trail/Haystack intersection keeping left and above the central drainage. There are 3 free-standing pillars first described by guide Orson Schofield Phelps about 50 feet south of the ice flow.

Protection

Rock pro on the left below the cedar, but if it's fat only screws are needed.

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Nolan Huther
Clarkson University
Nolan Huther   Clarkson University
Some awkward ice climbing for only a WI3. The moves through the cedar section made me wish there were a WI3++ grade to give it! Rather aesthetic route, though. Mar 7, 2016