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Big Daddy 

WI4

   
Type:  Ice, 2 pitches, 300'
Original: WI4 [details]
FA: Tim Fisher
Season: Winter
Page Views: 637
Submitted By: Morrismc on Jan 23, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Tim Fisher leading the pitch

Description 



1. The first pitch might be 90 - 110' that starts out rather slabby and then steepens up to dead vertical for 30'. This section is the crux. When I was climbing here in January 2014, it was dripping and a hardshell is a must. After that steep section, the climbing is slabby again all the way to the road.

2. Then the "road pitch" walk across the road to the bottom of the gully that feeds the first pitch.

3. The third pitch is a 100 - 150' gully climb (WI2/2+). This can be a wet pitch as well. Probably will need shorter screws, when I was here the ice wasn't in leadable condition.


Location 

This is the longest and perhaps most obvious line at Doughton. The first pitch begins at the bottom of the steep cliff-face to the north side of the road. You can either setup a top rope on the first pitch with the two bolts set on the road cut and lower in or (if leading) hike in from the trail that starts just before the Yellow road sign.

Descent:
After topping out, probably fastest to hike to climbers right and return to the road.

Protection 

Usually a climb that comes in thick - mid-size screws should do.


Photos of Big Daddy Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A wider shot of the big daddy 1/18/14
A wider shot of the big daddy 1/18/14
Rock Climbing Photo: Lower on the first pitch
Lower on the first pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: the second pitch, January 18th, 2014 - not leadabl...
the second pitch, January 18th, 2014 - not leadabl...
Rock Climbing Photo: Atticus top roping the first pitch of Big Daddy.
Atticus top roping the first pitch of Big Daddy.

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By russellHOBART
From: Durham, NC
Feb 12, 2016

FA - Tim Fisher
By Steve Lineberry
Administrator
From: Charlotte, NC
Feb 12, 2016

FA Updated. Thanks.

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