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LHMW Bypass [Edit]
Avg: 2.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Ice, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||450 total · 28/month|
|Shared By:||Kurtz on Jan 23, 2017|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
This long, low-angle slab is quite wide and can accommodate two parties climbing at the same time. It's a good way to access the upper tier when Lower Hitchcock is out and there's a line at Left Hand Monkey Wrench. Two pitches of ice lead to a rapp tree. Another 100 ft of steep trail puts you at the start of The Cleft.
Tree with rap rings at top. A 60m will not reach the bottom but you can probably rapp off the trees on either side. Due to the low-angle, there's often snow cover and crusty snow. You may have to dig around to find solid ice for screws.
An easy 75 ft. traverse right (and down a bit) from the start of LHMW. Occasionally, there's a boot trail up from the RR tracks.