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Ice Pirates 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Sheppard, Cunning, & Ager
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Jun 18, 2006

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steep, thin, wild to end


This is an excellent dead-end variation to Thin Ice - worth the time and effort if you're up for the challenge.

P1: Begin as for Thin Ice, but instead of traversing right, continue up the crack system to a bolted anchor. 5.10-.

P2: Continue straight up the ever-steepening and thinning crack and step left to clip the anchor. The most difficult move is perhaps the very last one! 5.11-.

Rap back down (I believe a single 70m rope got us down) and finish with the upper pitches of Thin Ice.


Double set of cams, wires, small stuff.

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By Luke Stefurak
From: Seattle, WA
Jul 15, 2008
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13

The second pitch (11b) is about 95' long and can be rapped with a 60m rope.
By Andy Bennett
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 9, 2016

Rowdy and somewhat desperate at 11-...this climb is a blast. I'll never forget the final moves. The bolt seems unnecessary and poorly-placed--there's a good placement nearby that keeps the rope in a safer line than if one used the bolt.
By Kristian Solem
From: Monrovia, CA
Feb 5, 2017

Yeah the bolt is off route and weird. I've always thought it might be a way back over to Thin Ice.

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