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Whales in the Jungle 


Type:  Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 80'
Original: WI3 [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Sarah Crosier on Dec 25, 2010  with updates from Luc-514

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Get your sphincter ready, you're probably soloing. You'll be cursing after bashing your pics in the slab and wishing for a pin to protrude for the ice.
The whole bottom section is generally just above verglas and as the angle eases, the ice begins to thicken up.

Just left of Lions between a couple cedar bushes.

Bring a couple stubbies and short screws for higher up.
Belay/rappel off trees on the top of the slab.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Placing an 8 cm stubby on a "fat" Whales...
Placing an 8 cm stubby on a "fat" Whales...
Rock Climbing Photo: Whales is the semi-snowy line on the left.  Lions ...
BETA PHOTO: Whales is the semi-snowy line on the left. Lions ...

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By Sarah Crosier
From: Estes Park, CO
Dec 25, 2010

Left of Lions on the Beach
By Bill Kirby
From: Baltimore Maryland
Mar 23, 2013

Hey Ryan, Sarah is spot on! Whales is to the left of Lions. It's the thin slab of ice 20 feet to left of Lion's on the Beach.

What's cool about it? Whales is as tall as Lions but takes no gear.

Now you know where.. Time to get after it. Make sure hit Tromping in the Tulips afterwards. That's a 3+ too. The route is 75 feet to left of Whales. It starts with traversing climber's right up a ledge then across a tree keep right up to thin ice and frozen moss to the top. Rap down.. There's an anchor to the left. I'm pretty sure Ian Osteyee's FA hasn't seen a second.
By Gunkiemike
Mar 2, 2016

Look for this to fatten up (relatively) after one of those freak February rainstorms.

Also, if you go to the sling anchor at the top of the ice, it's about 110 feet; a 60m rope probably will not suffice. Use a 70 and knot the ends or walk over to the Lions anchor(s).
By Shane Kenyon
Feb 7, 2017
rating: WI3-

Agree with Mike, take the 70 because even if you don't use the Lion's anchor, the good trees directly above this route are even further up.

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