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Routes in Mount Hicks, South Face

Right Icefields T WI4-5
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Type: Trad, Ice, Alpine, 1200 ft, 12 pitches, Grade IV
FA: Mick Browne, Keith Woodford, Nov 1972. A route further right was soloed by Bernard Wietlisbach in Feb 1978.
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Shared By: Karl Henize on Jan 25, 2017

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Access Issue: No fly zone / access can be difficult and dangerous Details


Find a a continuous line of ice on the wide icefield, on the right-hand side of the south face. Many different variations from WI4 to WI5 are possible.

Once over the bergshrund, the climbing is relatively straightfoward.

Depending on the state of the bergshrund, it may only be possible to cross at avalanche cones that have filled the bergshrund with snow.


There is a bolted decent route closer to the center of the South Face, but the bolts can be difficult to locate, especially if it has snowed recently.

Unless you are already familar with the bolted decent route, it is generally better to rapel back down the ice-field using v-threads.


Ice screws.



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