A difficult, Grade IV alpine icefall climb in a beautiful setting. Go early season, and be prepared for near vertical sections of alpine ice with sustained climbing around 55 degrees.
comment - (valeberga) I haven't climbed this route but I'm pretty sure it can be quite a bit easier than described above... it has been skiied and the average slope angle is around 45 degrees... but just to cover my arse I should add, DO NOT TRY TO SKI THIS ROUTE, YOU WILL DIE.
(comment, Aikimac)Depending on conditions, it can be MORE difficult that described above. We found six full pitches of near vertical (thin) ice over snow, bad pro, hanging belays and no rests. I'd given my left nut for some 45 degree! A very serious climb!
I hate it when someone with no personal knowledge of a climb feels the urge to downplay the difficulty!
Submitted by: aikimac on 2006-05-17
Route ID: 43268