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Unknown WI4 


Type:  Ice, Alpine, 1 pitch, 150', Grade II
Original: WI4 [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Early Season-Winter
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Submitted By: Scott Krankkala on Nov 18, 2009

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Climbing the first pitch.


Climb the steep WI4 headwall for about 40 feet and continue on the lower angle ice 25 feet. Climb the loose mixed section to the tree anchor up and right. Rappel from tree with double 60m ropes.

  • Although not climbed this route continues up the slot and features many more steps

If anybody has any info about climbs in the Cataract Gulch area, private message me.


This climb is one of the first you will see on your left side while following the trail out of the trees. Slog through the snow for about 200m until reaching the base.


Screws and some rock pro.

Photos of Unknown WI4 Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Tree anchor on the top of the 1st pitch.
Tree anchor on the top of the 1st pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: A view of the couloir that this climb forms in.
A view of the couloir that this climb forms in.

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By Ben Bruestle
From: Pueblo, CO
Nov 18, 2009

Did this climb about six years ago. On the final approach the slope was whomping, moving, and settling all around us as we wallowed and swam uphill to the base. It would be a pretty spectacular setting for an avalanche. Better bring your snowshoes.
By clay meier
Apr 29, 2010

I did this climb all the way to the summit of the ridge in 2009. Good first pitch and then lots of snow sloggin' with WI3 steps mixed in. Not much beyond the 1st pitch in terms of hard ice. A fun couloir climb nonetheless.

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