|Type:||Chipped, Ice, 2 pitches, 175'|
|Submitted By:||Ben Brotelho on Feb 18, 2013 with updates from Robert Hall|
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By Simon Thompson
From: New Paltz, NY
Feb 18, 2013
rating: WI3-4 PG13
Climbed this on 2/17/13 in a party of 3. We soloed the first 200 feet or so of snow with a moderate(WI3 25') ice step. The curtain that forms the final crux cave was barely touching down and was extremely fragile in the single digit temps. The cave exit consisted of a thin traverse to a mixed exit up to a "thank god" sling(old and should be replaced) on a birch.
Gear: When it's thick, normal rack of screws is fine. In thin conditions, a selection of nuts, a couple mid-sized cams, and a specter can be useful for the middle of the pitch and the mixed finish.