|Type:||Trad, Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 2000', Grade IV|
|Submitted By:||Stephen Scoff on Dec 25, 2013|
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By J. Scott Thomas
Jan 6, 2014
I soloed this one last year, it was a blast! Look for the huge logpile at the bottom.
My conditions were different: nice fat ice down low that thinned progressively, until I was mostly scraping rock through a few inches of snow. This led to some real flavor up high.
It would be an awesome snow climb if we get a good dump.
By Jonathan Dull
From: Boone, NC
Mar 11, 2015
|Climbed this route in February after a good snowfall (~8 in) w/ M. Dull. Route was mostly sections of WI2 with some snow trudging in between. You can spice up the difficulty in many sections and climb small steps of WI2+, WI3-. Upper sections involved a bit of mixed shenanigans through fresh powder. This route is very long and many of the "cruxy" sections aren't as easy to copout on as you would think. Definitely don't underestimate this climb and come prepared.|
From: Columbia, SC
Jan 5, 2016
Having just gushed about how good I think Crescent is in the world of moderate Alpine Snow/Ice/Mountain Ascents... I honestly believe LWB is better.
As Jonathan Dull alluded too, LWB climbs a narrower gully and dictates the climbing by what ice/snow is available. You can't cheat this route. LWB also naturally takes the climber to a significant summit, Celo Knob, and is MUCH MUCH longer than Crescent.
I carry a short rope for emergency retreat, but the route is moderate alpine ascent that doesn't lend itself to lead gear.