Type: Ice, Alpine, 600 ft (182 m), 3 pitches
FA: Alex Lowe and Stan Price, 1/18/1991.
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Shared By: Marlin Thorman on Mar 16, 2022
Admins: Jim Clarke, Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

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The upper big pitches of this route dominate the upper Legg Creek drainage when viewed from the road.  The first pitch is the crux and unfortunately doesn't always come in.  It can be bypassed by climbing Oversight or Who's Your Daddy to reach pitches 2 and 3.  When formed the first pitch is a skinny pillar and over 100 feet tall.  It is definitely a valley test piece when it comes to skinny pillars!  Pitch 2 is a classic WI5 pillar pitch.  From the top of pitch 2 hike up and left for 5 minutest to the base of pitch 3.  Pitch 3 is a double tiered WI5 with some easier ice leading up to the last steep pillar.  Often it is more of a wide curtain than a proper pillar.  Belay from ice screws as 60m ropes won't get up to any trees.  Rappel the route to descend.

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Climb the first pitch of Legg Creek then walk up the main drainage for 30-45 minutes depending on snow conditions.  The first pitch will be obvious on the left as either a skinny pillar or a hanging fang.

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Ice screws.