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|Type:||Trad, Ice, Alpine, 4500 ft, 10 pitches, Grade III|
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|Shared By:||Alexander Toshev on Jul 12, 2017|
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Ice Field Snocoaches gate Details
The Ice Field Snocoaches gate is closed during buisness hours, but the gate is open in the wee hours. This allows for a alpine start, but you may have to wait for a bus to open the gate to get out during the day.
LocationAfter crossing the glacier under the Silverhorn and the North Face, the route goes on directly up to the left of the face toward the ridge. This section consists of 4 - 6 pitches of 40-50% snow up one of the several possible gullies. After getting on the ridge the first couple of pitches are snow, followed by a right rock traverse on the face and an ice gully leading to the ridge again. From this point on it is rock climbing and walking on the ridge.
One goes down via the Silverhorn false summit and the shoulder behind it.