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Type: Mixed, Ice, 80 ft
FA: Joe Szot et al Jan 6, 2011
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Shared By: Jim Lawyer on Nov 23, 2017
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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This is one of the great routes of Hoffman Notch, and has only seen a couple ascents. It's thuggy, and demands a full understanding of mixed trickery and fragile free-hanging pillars.

The first ascent took Szot three hours (!) to lead, and is named because of the large FA party gathered that day (and party they did). It may be one of Joe's last FAs before his untimely death in 2012.

Climb the right-leaning crack and chimney to where it narrows; there's a critical nut placement on the wall left of the chimney here. Launch out onto the free-hanging daggers and climb these to the top.


This route is located on the right side of the Trailside Wall that you can see from the trail. This part of the Trailside Wall is overhanging and mostly rock with two, prominent, right-leaning cracks; the left crack is Adventure Party and the right-hand crack is Twisted Sister (WI 4 M5).


Full rock rack to 3", ice gear, and some thin-ice gear. Super stubbies were used on the FA.



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