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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 [Edit]

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 [Edit]

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 [Edit]

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



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