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WI4+ M4

Type:  Mixed, Ice, 2 pitches, 140'
Original: WI4+ M4 [details]
FA: 1999: Tom Yandon, Joe Szot
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Submitted By: Jim Lawyer on Jan 2, 2013

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Climbers on P2 of Spike. In these conditions, ther...


Varied climbing with a dramatic finish. A favorite of Joe Szot, and named after his dog.

P1 (M4): Go up the crack past the two trees. After the second tree, traverse right to a ledge (crux). If it's snowy and the holds are hidden, this can be desperate. Once on the ledge, continue right to belay in a tree clump well right of the next pitch.

P2 (WI4+): Traverse back left on the ledges, then straight up to the spike. Get in the hidden cave behind the spike for a welcome rest. Ride the spike to its top, then go up and left on a slab to the trees.

Descent: Double rope rappel back to your packs, then another rappel down the gully.

If conditions permit, the direct is a real prize.


This route is located on the wall right of the Power Play / Lilith area, just before the lake narrows towards the outlet. Walk up to the Laceration/Reunion amphitheater, then follow the wall up and left. Scramble/solo up a steep, iced-up streambed, then up the slope another 50' to a right-leaning crack with two trees (the first tree is 10' up, and the tree is 20' up).


Standard ice mixed rack to 3".

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Rock Climbing Photo: The route Spike, taken December 29, 2012.
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