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Blue Vein 

WI5

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'
Original: WI5 [details]
FA: unknown
Season: ice-winter-M5
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Submitted By: Tim Simpson on Apr 25, 2015

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Description 

Impressive ice climb, when it's fat. Some years it never comes in at all. It can be hit or miss. The climb is in a tight chimney. The first half is straight vertical with great ice screw placements. The second half is a mixed climb that finishes over a bulge. There used to be rappel anchors at the top.

Location 

The ice climb can be difficult to find but it follows a steep stream bed in some rock scree. Follow the stream to a chimney. It's furthest route to the right of Maiden Cliff

Protection 

Ice screws and some traditional rock protection. Rappel anchors at the top. Bring two ropes to rappel safely.


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By Ben Townsend
Apr 25, 2015

Bolted rappel anchor at the top allows a safe rappel with one 60m rope. In a big snow year, it may be buried, in which case a single 70m rope permits rappelling from a tree slightly higher.

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