Type: Trad, Ice, 500 ft (152 m), 4 pitches
FA: Gerald and Ron Brunckhorst Feb 1999
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Shared By: Sean McLane on Feb 13, 2022
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

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A couple short pitches of sunbaked ice lead to a wild 30m pillar. Pick your way up the pillar on the most supported-looking line above the crack at the base, working hard for good protection, until you reach the upper curtain, which can be back-melted. The belay is from a tree up and right. Gets sun until noon or so in February. We found likely better-supported-than-average conditions and 5+ climbing

Rappel from the belay tree with a single 70 (maybe a 60?). Downclimb around the third pitch on skiers right, downclimb or rappel the second, and rappel the first.


Visible from the southern pullout. You should see three routes, the rightmost being Skull Cave Pillars and the leftmost being Pillar Theory. Cross the river and continue up slope until you hit the cross country ski trail. Follow it right until the trees open up a bit, you can see the pillar, and you are at the bottom of a drainage. Take the right side of the drainage up until it steepens and traverse left into the first pitch from the bottom of the cliff.