REI Community
Starved Rock State Park
Select Route:
Fang, The T,TR 
French Cayon 
Hennepin Canyon 
Ice Hose 
Lasalle Canyon 
Ottawa Cayon 
Pontiac  TR 
Pontiac Canyon TR 
Snake, The T,TR 
Starved Rock Ice History 
Tonti TR 
Totem Pole TR 
Virgin, The TR 
Wildcat TR 

The Fang 

WI4+

   
Type:  Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 85'
Original: WI4+ [details]
FA: 
Season: Winter
Page Views: 1,206
Submitted By: dlanglois on Apr 24, 2010

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (2)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: The Fang

Description 

Pretty pumpy WI 4. Well worth jumping on when it's there!


Location 

This climb forms in good winter weather to the left of Tonti in Tonti Canyon.

Protection 

Good lead with a few screws. TR is possible, but access to top, if not leading, is best driven to parking lot nearest the canyon and rapping down. Just a suggestion.


Photos of The Fang Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Fang
BETA PHOTO: The Fang

Comments on The Fang Add Comment
Show which comments
By dlanglois
From: No Where Iowa
Apr 24, 2010

Sorry, just noticed that this route is also called the Snake! I tried to delete this route, but could not!
By Woodchuck ATC
Dec 9, 2016

Yes, from first early ascents around 1980 it has been 'The Snake..and the main ice formation across Tonti canyon is the 'Mongoose. Names relate to late 60's era famous drag racing drivers of the era who were always in each others face.,just like these climbs facing each other. There is ONLY one true Fang', and that remains in Vail, Colorado.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About