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Mitre Might - WI5

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This is probably the most spectacular route in the Southcentral region of Alaska. It is located just around the corner to the left as you head up the glacier from Miller Might. Its obvious upside-down "Y" shape makes it easy to spot. Climb two pitches of mostly WI3 ice up either fork until a lower angle section leads to the base of the spectacular 165 foot WI5 pillar. If the conditions are good and the avalanche danger is not too high, another 500 feet of snow and ice can be climbed until a traverse south across the West Face of The Mitre takes you to the glacier. Most climbers rappell after the crux pillar.

Submitted by: polarwid on 2003-02-04
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Route ID: 31774