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The Talisman - WI5 M6

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Ice Mixed
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screws, screamers, med nuts or green alien
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty WI5 M6
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.67/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

ascend ice to small tree on large ledge 180' from base. Move right, then traverse ice blobs to M6 chimney, gaining an icy belay ledge near base of upper pillar (80'). Ascend pillar, then move out to the face to easier ice. Top out, move right to knarled tree.

Descent Options:

60M Free-hanging rap from slings at base of knarled tree to the ice just below the large ledge, v-thread rap to ground from there.

Submitted by: stymingersfink on 2007-01-15
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Route ID: 82556

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty WI5 M6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Iceace on 2007-01-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Finally

Finally got on this incredible climb. Best multi-pitch ice in Ouray!!

Added: 2007-02-19

Ratings
  Difficulty WI5 M6
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mankypin on 2007-12-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars More Fun than Naked Iraqi Cheerleaders, just barely

We got the "anti-alpine" start, crack of 1:00 start wasn't optimal. Fatter than the last time! The mixed bit is pumpy, M6 or so and the last pitch will have to wait until next time. The crazy ice on the last pitch was hard not to do in the dark, 3rd time will be a charm, I'm sure.

Added: 2007-01-17

Ratings
  Difficulty WI5 M5
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stymingersfink on 2007-01-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ice Fest 2007

It was fat! We didn't get an alpine start, rather an alpine finish. We arrived at the base as another party was topping out, so it was nearly noon by the time picks were swinging. It was full conditions as a party of three, I topped out just as the light was beginning to fade. With only one headlamp between the three of us, the rap into the dark was an experience itself!

Added: 2007-01-14