All Locations > New York > Adirondacks > Adirondack Ice &… > E: Interior High… > Avalanche Lake/Pass
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Ice, 250 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Don Mellor & Bill Simes about 1980|
|Page Views:||120 total, 12/month|
|Shared By:||Robert Hall on Mar 1, 2017|
DescriptionI had a fun time this with Matt Horner on this several years ago. His recent accident reminded me, and I was surprised the climb wasn't in mtnproject yet.
Adirondike is the striking, yellow-ice "gulley" that forms in the left-facing corner system left of the "Matrix Area" and Trap Dike.
Matt, in his usual style, ran the thing out in one long pitch. Most folk would probably belay on the left. [ Pre-Irene there were some birches about 50-75(?) ft up on the left.] I think we were using a 70m and even at that I had to simul-climb up the first 25 ft (maybe 50ft?? see COMMENTs) for Matt to top-out. (shush...don't tell Ed )
We rapped with one rope, at least 2 raps.
[Grade II / III for the approach]
LocationComing in from ADK-Lodge & March Dam, it's on the left (south, east ??) side of Avalanche Lake before reaching the Matrix-area, and before Trap Dike.
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