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Routes in West Canada Cliff

Last Rays WI3+
Beast of the Northern Wild WI5+
Dark Times WI5
Sky High Rent WI5-
Spit the Binky WI3
To Build a Fire WI4
Type: Ice, 160 ft
FA: Ben Cook, Simeon Warner, Neal Knitel 2013-03-17
Page Views: 152 total, 16/month
Shared By: Simeon Warner on Feb 8, 2017
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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Description

This is the most dramatic line on the cliff and one of the better pitches in the Adirondacks. At the right end of the cliff, this climb forms on the summer "Black Wall". Climb straight up for 80', passing a large ledge off to the right. Follow easier angled ice on the arete to a steep column which ends at the top of the cliff. The lower sections are well shaded so this climb is likely reliable. It is possible to escape right to trees before the exposed final column if that were baked.

Protection

Ice screws, rappel from trees

Photos

Jim Lawyer    
 
This ice route follows (more or less) the summer route "Sausage Science", which ends on the ledge. The ice route stretches the rope to the top of the cliff. Feb 9, 2017