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PF Flyer 

PF Flyer 

WI3

   
Type:  Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 500', Grade II
Original: WI3 [details]
FA: Paul Flanagan, George and Peter Wallace, winter 1976-77
Season: winter
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Submitted By: Gabe13 on Feb 1, 2014

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Description 

If you've hoofed all the way into King, PF Flyer is one of the most attractive lines, spilling down the south wall of the ravine. The climbing in enjoyable, and will sport some short, steep sections even in high snow years. You can exit left more easily or go right and enjoy a thin ice/ mixed exit below a steep, triangular rock face. However, beware of a brutal spruce plunge no matter which exit you choose.

Location 

2nd ice/snow gully you see on the right when hiking in on the Short Line. If the 'shwack through the boulder field bothers you, best turn around, because the one at the top is much worse. Really it might be better to rap the route and top out one of the headwall lines/ Great Gully.

Protection 

Screws.


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By Emmett Lyman
From: Somerville, MA
Jan 30, 2017

I did this twice in as many years. Should have learned my lesson about the harsh bushwhack the first time. A lot of pain for a little ice...

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