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Type:  Ice, 2 pitches, 400', Grade IV
Original: WI6 [details]
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Submitted By: Dave Rone on Feb 22, 2013

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Simon cruising up the final meters of Rainbow Serp...


A spectacular route that completely forms only occasionally. If it's in, get on it! Either start at the base of a shield of ice below the route or start at the base of the free standing pillar. Climb the vertical, sustained pillar to a comfortable belay below the overhangs. The second (crux) pitch follows the line of least resistance (either right or left) around the overhangs to a long sustained pillar that leads to the top.

Location - The Recital Hall 

The Recital Hall is an amazing bowl just 100m in diameter, that can only be accessed by climbing Aquarius. Two great routes, Fearful Symmetry and Rainbow Serpent, spill into the bowl. Rainbow Serpent is around the corner to the right, and can't be seen until you are directly beneath it.


Screws for protection, and chord for v-thread belay and rappel anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Rainbow Serpent, December 2013
Rainbow Serpent, December 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Serpent

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By clint helander
From: anchorage, alaska
Sep 12, 2013
rating: WI6

absolutely incredible route in a stunning setting. The Recital Hall is a completely unique place and the Serpent is what ice dreams are made of!

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