||Ice, 2 pitches, 400'
|Consensus: ||WI5 [details]|
|FA: ||1/20/2009, Jim Lawyer, Tad Welch|
|Page Views: ||357|
|Submitted By: ||Jim Lawyer on Mar 1, 2013|
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BETA PHOTO: Main Face of Hayes Mountain with some routes shown...
One of the best climbs of its grade in the park with varied terrain up an impressive wall; a real backcountry gem.
P1 WI3: Climb the left-leaning chimney to a sloped ledge. Traverse left to a tree below a right-facing corner. On sunny days, be especially aware of falling ice from the face above...it funnels down this chimney. 200'
P2 WI5: Go up the strenuous, vertical ice hose in the right-facing corner to its top. (There's rock gear available on both walls of the corner.) Enter a hidden chimney and squirm up to its top. Exit the chimney via the an ice overhang, then climb easier ice to the trees. 200'
Descent: Rappel to route from trees.
Just left of the blunt arete that divides the main face, below a left-leaning, ice-filled chimney. (This is the easiest start. There is a harder, more direct start just to the left.)
Ice screws plus standard rock rack to 2".