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Blue Ribbon - WI3

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty WI3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor (Not Rated)


This is the left of the two long ice routes that fall from the forest a rope's length above the highway. Scramble (scary) up about 20 feet of rock to reach a ledge and the start of the ice. About 40 feet of steep ice leads up to the lower angle but thinner ice above. Finish in the trees and rappell from one of the large ones. During really good ice years, this route and Pipeline almost connect and form a huge ice sheet over the entire wall.

Submitted by: polarwid on 2007-05-16
Views: 335
Route ID: 31614

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty WI3
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: tolman_paul on 2008-01-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great route

This route doesn't always form up all the way to the ground, but we lucked out and were able to start from the base. The ice was thin and hard at the base so a challenge not to blast it all the way off before getting a tool set. There are several tied off shrubs at the top, so no need for a v-thread. One of the crux's of the route is the finish bulge, no ice to hook and the mud wasn't hard enough to hold. Just keep looking for some rocks to hook.

You'll want two ropes as it's a full 50m to the ground from the top.

Added: 2008-02-11