|Type:||Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 2 pitches, 400', Grade II|
|Consensus:||WI3 M3 [details]|
|FA:||Taylor B. & Josh H.|
|Submitted By:||Taylor-B. on Apr 1, 2010|
|Please respect the mining claims in this area.|
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From: Denver, CO
Oct 8, 2013
rating: WI3 M3
Great route! Fun solid climbing.
As of yesterday, 10/7/2013, there were three nice long pitches of climbing (550') with plenty of ice. The protection was quite good but sometimes a bit tricky. Bring a few pins. The descent gully was iced up enough that we opted to do one rappel and a pitch of belayed down climbing. Perhaps overly cautious, but I think warranted given the incredible amount of loose rock.
Also, while I don't recommend trespassing, we met Walter, the guy who works the small family mining claim near the trailhead, and he's a very nice guy. I wouldn't hesitate to knock on his door if you need to call out for rescue services, or if you just want an interesting chat.
Nov 22, 2014
rating: WI2- M5
On 2014-11-22, we had about 5 ice sticks total on the route. Spindrift was pouring down the entire time. Our experience was nothing like the photos (I wish there was that much ice), and our rating of WI2-, M5 probably reflects the difference of ice.
There were no 'no trespassing' signs and we approached east of the beaver ponds. The descent gully looks like a fun ski. There was an icefall a short way up the descent gully on the right that wasn't formed up well (we were tired, and we didn't want to knock it down), I imagine it would be in nice when Claim Jumper is in nicely.