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Goat's Beard T 
Piney Lake Pillar T 

Goat's Beard 

WI4

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, 4 pitches
Original: WI4 [details]
FA: unknown
Season: winter
Page Views: 705
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Sep 22, 2005

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Description 

I'm sure this has been climbed before but couldn't find any info. Didn't know the name, now I've been informed it is as above. If you're curious.

This is that 4-tiered ice flow just off the exit on the north side of the road. It's a bit of an approach.

P1. The 1st flow is barely anything.

P2. The 2nd is a 25-30 foot steep bit of thinnish of ice. It can be WI 4+ on its left.

P3. The 3rd bit is WI 3-. It is short.

P4. The 4th bit has a few options including a 40 foot elephant hose like pillar.

Pick a cloudy day. Descend the hillside.

Protection 

Ice screws are all that is needed. Stubbies can be helpful.


Photos of Goat's Beard Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: 2nd step.
BETA PHOTO: 2nd step.
Rock Climbing Photo: Steeper thinner bit, P2.  A few years back.
Steeper thinner bit, P2. A few years back.
Rock Climbing Photo: 3rd and 4th tiers.
BETA PHOTO: 3rd and 4th tiers.

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By Anonymous Coward
Feb 11, 2003

Looks like Goat's Beard to this local Vail climber. I've heard it gets rotten. Don't really climb on that side much. Vail Guy