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Routes in Cascade Pass

Buster WI2-3
Cascade, The WI2+
Cascade: Slot to Amphitheater T WI3-4
Cysty Ugler WI3+ M4+
Early Bird Special T WI4+ M4-5 PG13
Feeding Frenzy T WI3+
Green Gully WI3+
Jaws T WI4-5
Killer Whale T WI3+
Pitchoff Left TR WI4-
Pitchoff Quarry T,TR WI4-5
Pitchoff Right T,TR WI3-4
Sisters Right WI4
Slutty Other T M3+
Three Flows WI3-4
Top Of The Lakes Gullys WI2
Wetfoot WI4- R
Type: Trad, Ice, 100 ft
FA: Bob Hall & Mary-Jane Cross circa 1977-78
Page Views: 69 total, 7/month
Shared By: Robert Hall on Mar 1, 2017
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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Description

Look closely on the left edge of the gully above the top of the Cascade (My recollection is it was/is 200-300 ft above the top, but may be more.), and you can see a 4ft-wide by 4 ft high "slot" in the rock wall.

Scramble up through this slot, which is a minor drainage, and continue up the drainage as it bends around to the right.

You will come out on an amphitheater with an ice formation that resembles a mini "Weeping Winds" top bulge.

The "Length=100ft" is for this pitch, not for the whole scramble into the amphitheater, which is at least several hundred feet. (1977-78 was a long time ago) I remember at the top I drove in my "Zero" ice axe (the "latest" at the time) and a crack split the whole of the top bulge....scary!

I mentioned this to Don Mellor a couple of years ago and he found it; although I forget whether it was pre, or post, Irene. I saw the slot when I soloed to the summit in Jan 2014, so it's still visible.

Not sure anybody else has been in there. Although now with the "main line" open to the summit of Cascade, not sure anybody would want to.

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See description

Protection

Usual stuff

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