||Mixed, Ice, 35'
|Original: ||WI4 M4 [details]|
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|Submitted By: ||Ryan Barber on Mar 8, 2013|
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Chimney smears to ice mantle
Enter chimney with smearing and hooking and body wedging. Snag the ice and mantel. WI 3 ice to finish.
The chimney is not conductive for crampons and requires "smearing" on your spikes. A few minor slots and some back and shoulder technique needed to stay in chimney.
35+ degree temperatures, and ice most likely would have failed during mantle, so I took a controlled disengagement midway up chimney (about 7 feet off the deck)
Grade is a trajectory