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Routes in East Face - Lower

Hitchcock Gully (Lower) T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a WI3-
LHMW Bypass WI2+
Left Hand Monkey Wrench WI3
Willard Slab Right WI2
Type: Ice, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Kurtz on Jan 23, 2017
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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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.



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