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Broken Wings - WI5

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Standard rock rack up to 3 inches. Knifeblades and short ice screws.
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Located on the remote north face of Sacjewea, Broken Wings follows a tight couloir/chimney on the right margin of the face. The climbing consists of ephemeral water ice in a one meter wide chimney and involves approx. 1,500 feet of steep climbing. Expect some rock climbing/drytooling. Broken Wings could be one of the best alpine routes in Idaho.

Submitted by: deanlords on 2005-10-07
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Route ID: 67457

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: deanlords on 2005-05-18 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

This route offered four of the best alpine pitches i've ever climbed in the mountains of Idaho. The exit pitch onto the ridge was your typical Canadian Rockies or Alaskan exit scare fest, but it's doable. The route protected well in the condition we found it in. Future ascents could find thicker ice making it a wee bit easier, and thinner conditions would up the seriousness a couple of grades!

Added: 2005-05-18