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Airborne Ranger 

WI5-6

   
Type:  Ice, 3 pitches, 300'
Original: WI5-6 [details]
FA: Doug Chabot, Jack Tackle
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Submitted By: Seth Kane on Jul 23, 2015

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Description 

pitch 1: climb pitch 1 of Cleopatra's Needle to the large cave (WI3-4)

pitch 2: The beginning of Airborne ranger proper. Climb the middle, often free hanging pillar of the formation (Cleo's will be the next climb to the left of you). Usually thin, free hanging and scary, always steep. (WI6)

pitch 3: traverse left (you can do this at the end of pitch 2 if youd like) past the top of Cleo's and continue up the third pitch of Cleo's. Finish at the tree. (WI4)

You might be able to go directly up from the top of airborne ranger, we didnt try.

Location 

the pillar to the right of Cleopatra's Needle. If it's not obvious, it's probably not in.

Protection 

screws. dont put em in the free hanging pillar.

Rappel cleos on a tree initially and then to v threads or a wrapped column.


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By Seth Kane
From: Bozeman, Montana
Mar 23, 2017

Apparently there's some dispute about whether this is Airborne Ranger or not. The line we climbed was well to the right of Cleos, around the broken pillar right of "B" in that photo.

It was clearly an independent line- but not was not as far right as Airborne Ranger traditionally is ("D"). So maybe this is Airborne Ranger Left ("C" but in fatter)? Who knows.

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