Avg: 3.3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Ice, 180 ft (55 m), 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Frank Campbell and Alan Kane, Feb 1985|
|Page Views:||143 total · 15/month|
|Shared By:||Luka Bogdanovic on Mar 1, 2020|
|Admins:||Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra|
Start with 20 meters of WI2-3 ice to a tree belay. Bring your partner up and walk up 20 meters of snow slope to the base of Yellow Bird proper. Fire up your choice of line on steep and fun ice to either a tree anchor on the right or on the left.
From the trees it is about 32-33 meters to the snow slope, a 60 meter rope will likely not make it for a lower/top rope.
Two rappels get you back to the canyon floor.
Climb 15 meters of WI2 approach ice with bolted anchors on both the left and right and then meander your way up the canyon, passing a log jam you need to scramble past (crampons work great for wood!).
The first ice you pass on your right is Dead Bird (WI2), another couple minutes past it you will come to the first pitch of Yellow Bird on your right in a tight squeeze in the canyon.