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Elkton Classic, The T 

Elk Flux 

WI3

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 150'
Original: WI3 [details]
FA: January 2016 (Tristan Napotnik)
New Route: Yes
Season: Winter
Page Views: 112
Submitted By: Tristan Napotnik on Jan 16, 2017

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Description 

Pitch one:
After following the creek to base of the obvious first fall, being P1. There is a large boulder resting on top of this fall, oriented in the middle. There is a great tree to use as an anchor just to the left of that boulder. The climbing is steep but straightforward. The steepest part of P1 is the last 15 feet.

Pitch two:
From the top of P1, you can easily see the 100' upper fall through the trees (approx. 50yds away up stream). From the base of the upper fall, you take the left route (which is essentially straight up from the center of the base). This route starts out low angle, but gets steeper the higher you go. The "crux" is the last 20' section, which gets close to vertical and narrows at the top.

Location 

  • Private Property*
Permission MUST be granted prior to entering this area.

Protection 

Short screws usually. Occasionally (rarely) the ice will form thick enough for a 20cm to comfortably drive in, but really anything 17 and under is ideal. Also, a couple sewn runners are great for tree anchors at the top of each fall.


Photos of Elk Flux Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Tristan Napotnik leading the lower fall
Tristan Napotnik leading the lower fall
Rock Climbing Photo: Tristan Napotnik after an earlier attempt on the r...
Tristan Napotnik after an earlier attempt on the r...
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron Napotnik following P1
Aaron Napotnik following P1
Rock Climbing Photo: Tristan Napotnik on FA of Cedar Falls via "El...
Tristan Napotnik on FA of Cedar Falls via "El...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tristan Napotnik on FA of Cedar Falls (lower falls...
Tristan Napotnik on FA of Cedar Falls (lower falls...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tristan Napotnik on the FA of "Elk Flux"...
Tristan Napotnik on the FA of "Elk Flux"...

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