Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Ice, 600 ft (182 m), 3 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||Ted Hammond & Chris Rowins, Feb 1986|
|Page Views:||866 total · 31/month|
|Shared By:||Juanny Lopes on Mar 5, 2019|
|Admins:||Jason Hayden, Luc-514, Kris Fiore|
Pitch 1: Start on one of two possible thin, low angle ice runnels on the left side of a large buttress. Aiming right, top these out on a snow field and follow that to a short, but steep curtain (WI4+) to another snowfield. Follow this snowfield all the way up and right to a good belay underneath a roof. 70m. This pitch can be split.
Pitch 2: Just down and left from the belay, step onto a steep curtain and climb it to the base of another wildly overhanging curtain that looms above. Place a good screw or two at the base then pull onto the crux curtain (WI5+) and persevere to more reasonable ground. Continue on steep ice for another 30-40m to a giant ledge below the final pillar. 60m.
Pitch 3: Climb one of the longest and most beautiful pillars at the lake (WI4) for a full 70m to it's top or continue to the trees. This pitch can be split.
Screws or V threads for Anchors. Threads for descent. We didn't top the route completely out to the trees and instead rapped off the top of the final pillar. Even if you don't go to the trees, expect 3 long rappels with 70m ropes.