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Bride's Veil aka Skyrocket 

WI5

   
Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 180', Grade II
Consensus: WI5 [details]
FA: ?
Season: When it is cold
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Submitted By: Douglas Lossner on Jan 29, 2010

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Melvin Thorson in some sunny conditions.

Description 

This climb is south facing, so conditions can be very variable from one day to the next. I've climbed Skyrocket when it "was bomber take a screw no problem ice," to "rotten, sunbaked, wet, detached, no screw placement in sight ice". When bomber, it is a good long pitch of ice. It doesn't get hard until after 100 feet of low angle blob, then it gets steep and ice can be very different from the bottom. Be prepared for possible runouts.

Location 

This route is located in the main drainage west of the small cabins/ice climber carved out of a dead tree motel/hotel. The top of it can be seen through the trees if you are looking for it. Access has not been an issue that I know of yet. However, some development is happening at the trailhead?

Protection 

Screws, v-threads, runouts possible at the top. Huge tree at the top for belay/rappel.


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Chuck Burr working his way up the steep stuff.
Chuck Burr working his way up the steep stuff.
Chuck, must have been fun.
Chuck, must have been fun.

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By Kevin Craig
Dec 30, 2013

This climb is generally known to locals and in Roberts' guidebooks as Skyrocket which makes sense since it is in the Skyrocket Creek drainage.