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LHMW Bypass 

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Type:  Ice, 2 pitches, 200'
Original: WI2+ [details]
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Submitted By: Kurtz on Jan 23, 2017

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BETA PHOTO: LHMW Bypass (red)

Description 

This long, low-angle slab is quite wide and can accommodate two parties climbing at the same time. It's a good way to access the upper tier when Lower Hitchcock is out and there's a line at Left Hand Monkey Wrench. Two pitches of ice lead to a rapp tree. Another 100 ft of steep trail puts you at the start of The Cleft.

Protection 

Tree with rap rings at top. A 60m will not reach the bottom but you can probably rapp off the trees on either side. Due to the low-angle, there's often snow cover and crusty snow. You may have to dig around to find solid ice for screws.

Location 

An easy 75 ft. traverse right (and down a bit) from the start of LHMW. Occasionally, there's a boot trail up from the RR tracks.


Photos of LHMW Bypass Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Slab to the right (north) of LHMW.
Slab to the right (north) of LHMW.
Rock Climbing Photo: Left Hand Monkey Wrench By-Pass
Left Hand Monkey Wrench By-Pass

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