|Type:||Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 11 pitches, 1200', Grade IV|
|Consensus:||WI4- M4- [details]|
|FA:||Joe Hladick and Scott Kimball, 1979|
|Submitted By:||Chris Sheridan on Jan 30, 2007|
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From: Dysfunctional, CO
Nov 10, 2007
|B. Gillett and C. Burns both call these routes Grade III, but I respectfully disagree. If the Casual Route on The Diamond is Grade IV, and AMU and the NE Face of Notchtop are Grade III, then these routes seem like they should be Grade IV. Mind you, that's Winter routes vs. a Summer route (e.g. apples vs. oranges), but seriously, the McHenry's/Arrowhead Cirque is both Gi-normous and very far away. Expect a ~16 hr day (which can be difficult in the Winter months) or break it up into 2 days.|
From: Pinewood Springs
May 26, 2008
Around 2005 time frame we encounter the upper part of the 4th pitch as a detached wall of ice debris, very scary.
If the second pitch has no ice then crossing the large snow band is 80-90m with no rock pro.
By Gil Weiss
Apr 10, 2009
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