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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
Brian Leo, Dougal McCarty, Chuck Rose, Bo Stuart (1972)
Screws and permanent V-thread.
Once at the base of the climb, the first pitch can be bypassed by traversing in from the left, otherwise hike to the far right and base of the ice. It is highly recommended to climb the first pitch. From this start, The Dribbles is typically done in 4 pitches:
First Pitch of The Dribbles
Pitch 1: WI3+, 45m
Climb up two tiers of vertical or near-vertical ice, separated by a snow ledge. Continue up the snow to the base of the next flow. Belay from screws here.
The Dribbles - Pitch 2
Pitch 2: WI3, 40m
Climb up the obvious flow for 15-20m and traverse up on the snow to the far right. Belay from screws here.
The Dribbles - Pitch 3
Pitch 3: WI4, 30m
This is the crux pitch of the climb. The further right you went on pitch 2, the easier this pitch will be. On the left are several options of WI5. Climb up a 5m vertical step, followed by steep, 80+ degree ice for 25m. The top of this pitch can clearly be seen during the entire climb. Once on top of the headwall, hike up the snow a short distance to find ice to use screws to belay from.
Finishing The Dribbles
Pitch 4: WI3-, 35m
Hike / Climb up low angled snow to two more tiers of ice. Climb these short, near-vertical steps to the trees above. If in the center, a lone yellow sling around a tree can provide a belay. If on the left, a large tree with several slings can provide a belay.
Descent: There are two ways to descend The Dribbles. The first is to simply rappel the route. Two 60m ropes, rappelling from either tree mentioned on Pitch 4, will barely get you to the base of Pitch 3, including rope stretch. From here, build a V-thread