WI6 M6 A3- Steep Snow
||Trad, Aid, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 18 pitches, 2500', Grade VI
|Consensus: ||WI6 M6 A3- [details]|
|FA: ||John Kelley / Kevin Ditzler|
|New Route: ||Yes|
|Season: ||September through March|
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|Submitted By: ||Johnkelley on Dec 28, 2012|
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BETA PHOTO: Darkness Falls is the obvious ice line. Photo John...
Drakness Falls takes the steep couloir / chimney on the right hand side of the face. It reaches the ridge after 18 pitches and is 3rd / 4th class from there to the summit. It has one pitch of aid through a big roof at 2/3 height. The FA took around 65 hours. See the 2010 AAJ for more info.
Nantina Point, North Face
Cams, stoppers, pins, ice screws. Take a few extra beaks, a hook, and a few small/medium heads for the aid pitch.
Looking up from about half way. Photo Kevin Ditzle...
Approach pitches. Photo John Kelley
Kevin at the bivi. Photo John Kelley
Starting the aid pitch. Photo Kevin Ditzler