Friends over things, outside over inside. Will you go out with us? #OptOutside — Join Us Outside
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Thatchtop Mt (SE aspect)
Select Route:
All Mixed Up T 
Full Recovery T,TR 
Middle Finger of Dr. Wazz, The T 
Mills' Lake Right Side T 

Mills' Lake Right Side 


Type:  Trad, Ice, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'
Original: WI3-4 [details]
FA: Doug Snively, Duncan Ferguson, 1970s
Page Views: 149
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Feb 1, 2015

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
This is the right bit of ice. You'd need to wander...


This is the right bit of ice low down on Thatchtop just above Mills' Lake. There are a few variations that can give you vertical bits of ice or some lower angle wandering if you want.

You can belay off an okay-sized (4-5") tree up and left. It's probably 100'+ to the tree. The ice ends after may 60', and you could belay on sloping ice there, if you'd like.

You can probably get to Mills' Lake without floatation in a busy winter. The last ~150-200' vertical will have a bit of snow wallowing.

Descend off to the right down a somewhat steep gully.

From a conversation with Doug Snively, he & Duncan Ferguson climbed this back in the 1970s. They did not name it then. They were doing some testing of precursors to the ice spectre and found this bit of ice to play on.


This is the right bit of ice just above Mills' Lake on Thatchtop way, way below All Mixed Up.


A few ice screws and a directional sling for a stump above the ice before going left to the tree anchor.

Comments on Mills' Lake Right Side Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!