Main Wall Rock Climbing
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|Submitted By: ||chad umbel on Jan 28, 2008|
Awesome ice routes here. This wall boasts classic lines up to three pitches. Most have bolted anchors but it is wise to bring a threader kit.
Approach as for Chouinards. Second Wall of ice on your left, now the first since the Bard Harrington is non-existent.
Climbing Season For the Lee Vining Ice and Mixed area.
Weather station 0.7 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Cave Man is the most difficult pure ice route in Lee Vining Canyon. It's the right-most route on the Main Wall. The first pitch starts up a nice 50 foot stretch of off-vertical ice. There's a bolted belay (sometimes hidden behind ice) if you decide the curtain doesn't look so good after all. Otherwise head up the steep and sustained curtain. Stop at a stance with a bolted anchor just over 30m up. Step left off the anchor and continue to the top. How far left you move before heading up will vary ...[more] Browse More Classics in California
By Mar' Himmerich
From: Santa Fe, NM
Aug 26, 2008
We used to call this Papa Bear.
I got on to this in 1986 and went too far left and just shy of the big step 50 feet from the top of the cliff. It was too warm and I got caught in a slush cul-de-sac. I was wearing AT boots, Chouinard rigids and a pair of X-tools: one arced and one with the new (too short) reverse curve pick. I couldn't get anything to stick. I flamed out and when my right crampon sheared I took a graceful head-first 80~100 footer. I didn't hit anything so when I stopped bouncing I told my partner, Bob Horton, that it was his lead.