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Beast of the Northern Wild 

WI5+

   
Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 160'
Original: WI5+ [details]
FA: Ben Cook, Simeon Warner, Neal Knitel 2013-03-17
Page Views: 121
Submitted By: Simeon Warner on Feb 8, 2017

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BETA PHOTO: West Canada Cliff

Description 

This is the most dramatic line on the cliff and one of the better pitches in the Adirondacks. At the right end of the cliff, this climb forms on the summer "Black Wall". Climb straight up for 80', passing a large ledge off to the right. Follow easier angled ice on the arete to a steep column which ends at the top of the cliff. The lower sections are well shaded so this climb is likely reliable. It is possible to escape right to trees before the exposed final column if that were baked.

Protection 

Ice screws, rappel from trees


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By Jim Lawyer
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Feb 9, 2017

This ice route follows (more or less) the summer route "Sausage Science", which ends on the ledge. The ice route stretches the rope to the top of the cliff.

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