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Right Icefields 

WI4-5

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1200', Grade IV
Original: WI4-5 [details]
FA: Mick Browne, Keith Woodford, Nov 1972. A route further right was soloed by Bernard Wietlisbach in Feb 1978.
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Submitted By: Karl Henize on Jan 26, 2017

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BETA PHOTO: Right hand ice fields on the South Face of Mount H...

Description 

Find a a continuous line of ice on the wide icefield, on the right-hand side of the south face. Many different variations from WI4 to WI5 are possible.

Once over the bergshrund, the climbing is relatively straightfoward.

Depending on the state of the bergshrund, it may only be possible to cross at avalanche cones that have filled the bergshrund with snow.

Location 

There is a bolted decent route closer to the center of the South Face, but the bolts can be difficult to locate, especially if it has snowed recently.

Unless you are already familar with the bolted decent route, it is generally better to rapel back down the ice-field using v-threads.

Protection 

Ice screws.


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