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Route 5 (a.k.a. Lady in Waiting) 

WI6 M8

Type:  Trad, TR, Mixed, Ice, 65'
Original: WI6 M8 [details]
FA: Mike Dahlberg
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Shawn P. Tracy on Jan 2, 2008

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They Lady is no Longer Waiting, she's a Spring...


The big enchilada. This monstrous hanging dagger falls from the lip of the canyon and hangs free for most of its length as it tries touch down. If it does, it's a burly free standing pillar. If not, it's radical, loose dry-tooling through a 15-foot cave to overhanging munge (held together with ice) to the hanging widow-maker. Mike Dahlberg once led this with removable bolts on lead to get to the hanger.


Immediatley up river from previous route.


When in, screws. When not, TR.

Photos of Route 5 (a.k.a. Lady in Waiting) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: February 7th, 2017.
BETA PHOTO: February 7th, 2017.
Rock Climbing Photo: Routes #4 and #5, February 2016.
BETA PHOTO: Routes #4 and #5, February 2016.
Rock Climbing Photo: The dagger in '06. Thank you but no, thank you.
The dagger in '06. Thank you but no, thank you.
Rock Climbing Photo: The hanging daggerm typical conditions, of Lady In...
BETA PHOTO: The hanging daggerm typical conditions, of Lady In...
Rock Climbing Photo: Routes 5 and 4.  Route 5 is the hanging dagger on ...
BETA PHOTO: Routes 5 and 4. Route 5 is the hanging dagger on ...

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By ChrisZ
From: St. Paul, MN
Dec 7, 2008

I'm not ashamed to say that I don't even know what a "removable bolt" is.
By Kris Gorny
Mar 10, 2009

I'd speculate that it's quite possibly a bolt that pops when you fall on it :)
By Frankenheimer
Jan 16, 2015

Anybody know if the lower section could be protected with ball nuts or small cams?
By Burt Lindquist
From: Madison, WI
Nov 22, 2016

Led this last season with a couple of tri-cams placed right off the deck but then again last season was PHAT!.. It was super wet but got many solid long screws all the way up... it was in Grade 5 ice condition.
By Shane Steele
From: Grand Marais, MN
Nov 22, 2016
rating: WI6 M8

Wow, nice lead Burt! I looked at this almost every time I was at Manitou last season but never went for it. Tri-cams eh? I guess I should have looked a little harder for gear. Does the mixed section start behind the pillar or to the left?

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