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Ice Fest 2009.
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Description 

Area exctending from the old Historic Stage Area (off limits) to pond. Highly variable ice formations form naturally here that range from grade 3 to 6 and M5-7+. Farming most often enhances this area but, unless done throughout winter, leaves most lines bashed, unstable and down-graded for the rest of winter. Two lines form around the outside corner left of Matrix (Main Flow). Several pillars formed twice here that ranged from Grade 4 to 6. Several mixed and dry-tool routes of great quality occur here and only a few are noted on this forum.


Getting There 


5 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Flow Area:
Wahtusi Crack   M6     Trad, TR, Mixed, 1 pitch, 50'   
Quick Silver   M5     Trad, TR, Mixed, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Joel and Isaac Therneau on Matrix. February, 2006.

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View from the upper landing
View from the upper landing
The main flow early December 2007
BETA PHOTO: The main flow early December 2007
Main Flow area. Amazing ice wall. 20 Feb '011.
Main Flow area. Amazing ice wall. 20 Feb '011.
Early December 2007
Early December 2007
Icefall along the west wall of the quarry.
BETA PHOTO: Icefall along the west wall of the quarry.
Ice Fest December 2009 <br /> <br />
Ice Fest December 2009

Sandstone Ice Fest
Sandstone Ice Fest
This is the area between the off-limits Historic Stage and the Main Flow. <br /> <br />Early December 2009
BETA PHOTO: This is the area between the off-limits Historic S...
This is the area between the off-limits Historic Stage and the Main Flow. <br /> <br />Early December 2009
This is the area between the off-limits Historic S...
Nate Erickson at Sandstone. Main Flow area.
Nate Erickson at Sandstone. Main Flow area.
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By Evan Johnson
From: Prior Lake, MN
Mar 25, 2013

The main flow area is one of the only areas that get natural ice somewhat reliably. The ice here goes at about WI4 when not picked out.

This area is located right in front of a couple permanent benches.

There are bolts up above most of the popular lines.