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|Submitted By:||Greg Sievers on Jan 21, 2007|
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By Greg Sievers
From: Bozeman, MT
Jan 22, 2007
|It's my guess that this wall will form up every year. However, it does appear its best season may well be November and December. As of early January 2007, many of the initial moves are missing. Edward was able to boulder up and stick the ice on 'Roof of the World' because the snow is so high now.|
By Randy Slavin
Jan 29, 2007
|This crag is a bit tiny and underwhelming to say the least...good for a visit if you've been everywhere else. Short, blocky routes with big ledges and not much exposure.|
By Rick Casey
From: Lafayette, Colorado
Jan 29, 2007
I could find some agreement with Randy Slavin's asssessment; the routes are short, not dramatic. But I disagree with the assertion in the description that they cannot be TR'ed. They certainly can be, if someone leads up at least one route (I think the author meant there's no way to walk down from, or up to, the top.) There are 11 mm red rope slings at the locations shown in the photo (thanks first ascendtionists!), and many can be TR'ed with a single 70m, certainly with two. We had fun TR'ing the thin ice in 'World According To Bush' gully yesterday.
I'd add that the ice is not too thick here, so the climbing condition of these walls will be highly variable.
Finally, I agree with the general directions to get there, but the optimum trail has yet to be tracked in. We wandered around on the way up, going far too right, then took a much more direct route down, which I'd describe as mildly heinous, even on MSR snowshoes!
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Jan 5, 2008
|No ice. Snowshoes probably useful if you check this crag without others' tracks.|