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Santa Claus Pillar 

Santa Claus Pillar 

WI5

   
Type:  Ice, 2 pitches, 230', Grade II
Original: WI5 [details]
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Season: Winter
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Submitted By: ozman on Feb 22, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Back of Santa Claus Pillar.

Description 

Jacks book says 75m but the climbing is only 35m. The snow/ice ramp in front may add more to it.

"P1": Climb the snow ice ramp to base of the cone.

P2: Climb the cone and vertical pillar to the top, and belay from the trees on the left.

Descent: rappel the route or trudge around to the bottom of the climb.

Location 

This pillar can be seen from Highway 110 just a couple miles from town on the west side (left) of the road. The pillar will go out of view for the final portion of the drive including the parking area/pullout. Park at the pullout on the west side of the road and hike/ski up the drainage or to the top of the cliff through the trees. 35-50 minutes depending on conditions. Lat 37.84 and Long -107.69.

Protection 

Screws.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Santa Claus Pillar amphitheater with the tops of S...
BETA PHOTO: Santa Claus Pillar amphitheater with the tops of S...
Rock Climbing Photo: Santa Claus Pillar is the blue pin.
BETA PHOTO: Santa Claus Pillar is the blue pin.
Rock Climbing Photo: Santa Claus Pillar, 3/3/13.
BETA PHOTO: Santa Claus Pillar, 3/3/13.
Rock Climbing Photo: View of the climb from the road.
BETA PHOTO: View of the climb from the road.

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