|Type: ||Ice, Alpine, 3 pitches, 350', Grade II|
|Consensus: ||WI4 [details]|
|Season: ||Winter - depends on snow year|
|Page Views: ||163|
|Submitted By: ||Michael Stearns on Sep 3, 2013|
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Erik leading the steep third pitch
Pitch 1: Approach slab, we found it thin, but low angle.
Pitch 2: Climb up a stepped gully and belay in an overhang right of the route. Te steps are the physical crux of P1, getting to the belay was the mental crux. WI3+
Pitch 3: Steep attached pillar that eases the higher you go. WI4
Bail from the top of P3 via v-threads, or:
Pitch 4–?: Run up the upper slabs as far as you would like to go. We topped out the entire ridge and then slogged back to the trail.
Down canyon (west) from Moonage, on the right (north) side of the canyon as you approach.
Some short screws are probably a good idea for the lower pitch.
Enough v-thread material to get down.
BETA PHOTO: Hoppy's
|Comments on Hoppy's Favorite
From: Visalia, CA
Sep 3, 2013
Cool, thanks for adding this! Just so nobody gets confused, it's on the right (south) side of the canyon.
|By Michael Stearns|
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 3, 2013
Thanks, I amended the description.
|By Scott O|
Nov 9, 2013
How far down canyon?
|By Erik Harz|
Dec 6, 2013
Hoppy's comes into view after about 20-30 min of walking up the trail towards the Watchtower. The beta photo was taken from the trail facing right (south).