Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Mixed, Ice, 500 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II|
|Page Views:||236 total, 17/month|
|Shared By:||Kyle Tarry on Oct 23, 2016|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Micah Klesick|
DescriptionMullee's guidebook calls this 5.6 AI2, but as with most routes on Illumination Rock, conditions determine the real grade. If the ice is thin, this can be a spicy mixed route.
Pitch 1: Climb up easy ice in the gully on the left to a snowfield, then angle up and right to the base of a chimney.
Pitch 2: Climb the chimney to the ridge, go up and left on the ridge to the base of the headwall.
Pitch 3: Traverse right along the headwall until you reach a chimney.
Pitch 4: Climb a chimney system (right, then left and up) to some easy/moderate snow below the west gable.
Some pitches may be combined via simulclimbing or longer section, depending on conditions and belay options available.