A rare route that can be climbed mixed but with very
poor protection. Work up two steps on thin sheets to the
third step and ‘cogar’ shaped crux pillar. Carefully climb the
skinny ‘stogie’ to a large, mid-height ledge and follow fatter
ice to the trees. The small crux pillar (cigar) is usually thin and
weak with less than desirable gear. There is an old pin found
on the left wall of the second step but serves little use.
One rap from the sling anchor on the right-side
tree with double ropes. Two single raps (one from the top
tree and a second from the tree at mid-way ledge) will work
as well due to the tangle of bushes at the mid-height ledge.
Gear: Variety of screws,
Submitted by: LarryHorwitz on 2010-01-30
Route ID: 103406