Type: Ice, 100 ft (30 m)
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Jesse Applegate on Feb 15, 2019
Admins: GRK, Zach Wahrer

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Access Issue: Potential road closures in winter. Details
Access Issue: Road Closure Details

Description

Omega is the climber's left side of two flows that form in front of an alcove. It doesn't always form every year, and is often free-hanging. Occasionally, it forms a complete standing pillar. Depending on conditions the main stalactite can be reached via mixed route options inside the alcove (one of which named "Iota"). Descent: rappel from trees above.

Location

WGS84 12T 0505093E 5035649N --also known as 45.4744, -110.9348. From the Palisade Falls trailhead parking lot head NW on FS road 3165 for about 1/4 mile. Continue E and then N on FS 3165 (overgrown) for another 1/2 mile. Then head uphill (east) up an open slope to the route. Note: routes Alpha and Omega can be seen from Hyalite Reservoir dam.

Protection

There are two bolts on the alcove wall behind the pillar. Ice screws for the lead afterward. Trees at the top for anchors, but they're not easily accessible to set up a top rope. Access may be possible via a short route on the far left, "Left Out."

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