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Motor Mouth 

WI3

   
Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 70'
Original: WI3 [details]
FA: Brian Cabe and Josh Sonkiss 2/17/2008 simul solo
New Route: Yes
Season: winter
Page Views: 530
Submitted By: Brian in SLC on Mar 9, 2009

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Approach up gully to Motor Mouth. Note main road ...

Description 

Single 70 foot wide pitch to a low angle cobble field.

Location 

From the mouth of the canyon, the first narrow slot south of the road. Just past where Jason’s book says, "wall looms over road here". Just past the first steep wall along the main road on the left. Climb up the narrow slot/gully, past a short step. Ice is located on the climber’s left side of the gully, after around 100 feet hike/climb up the gully. Hope for much snow in the gully to minimize groveling up the slot. We walked up to the rim and to the climber's left and rappelled (2 60m ropes) from a bush tied into a chockstone in a slot.

Protection 

Fairly thick ice, all the way up with deeper ice bulges in the middle. May have to continue far up and to the left to find a top anchor (ie, we simul soloed the route).


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Rock Climbing Photo: TRing steep mixed ice left of Motor Mouth.  Fun!  ...
TRing steep mixed ice left of Motor Mouth. Fun! ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rappel anchor on Motor Mouth (puts rappeller furth...
Rappel anchor on Motor Mouth (puts rappeller furth...
Rock Climbing Photo: Summit rim at top of Motor Mouth.
Summit rim at top of Motor Mouth.

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