Type: Trad, Ice, Alpine, 600 ft (182 m), 5 pitches
FA: Full route FA unknown. Stan Price started it and ended hanging from one arm
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Shared By: Sean McLane on Jan 13, 2020
Admins: Jim Clarke, Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

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An exaggeratedly “heinous” approach (hour or so with scree in the last third) leads to a pitch of WI3 into a narrowing chimney. Pass a body-width section of chimney of varying difficulty, depending on how much ice, to a large ledge with bolts on the right wall. Climb the possibly overhanging pillar at WI5 to the next set of bolts. Lower angle ice continues above this for a couple hundred feet.

Pick a calm day to do this as wind blows right up the route and you probably don’t like lacerating your corneas with ice chips and snow...

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Ascend the gully just left of Main Vein. Descend crossing skiers right a couple hundred feet below the start of the route to a scree field and boot ski heaven. 

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