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High above Moraine lake sits Mt. Fay. Looking southwest of the lake, the alpine ice routes running down the north face just begged to be climbed. There are routes going up every side of the mountain, from classic north face grade III ice climbs to the technical Sans Blitz (V 5.5 WI 7).
From the parking lot east of the lake, take the tourist trail to the back of the lake and follow the climbers trail to either the Perren route or the Shiessler Ledge route to the Neil Colgan hut if spending the night or do as the locals say, Fay in a Day!
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Centre Ice Bulge Direct WI3 Ice, Alpine, 5 pitches, 1000'
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Centre Ice Bulge Direct WI3 North America : Canada : ... : Mount Fay
The second biggest strip of ice from the east (left) side of the mountain. Cross the 'shrund at the place of most convenience for you and start climbing this calf burner. The ice starts out at a low angle and ramps up the higher you climb, up to about 60/70 degrees depending on which line you take. There may be a cornice on the top, and definitely watch for rocks falling down along the sides of the route. When I did the route we simulclimbed all but the last vertical section, which definite...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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