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Slippery When Wet T 
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Unsorted Routes:

Slippery When Wet 

WI4

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, Grade II
Consensus: WI4 [details]
FA: Kevin Donald & Duncan Ferguson, ~'75
Season: winter
Page Views: 3,074
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Apr 13, 2005

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Description 

This is a very fun route uphill from Skylight. This was shown in the ice video, On Ice.

P1. The 1st pitch goes up to a small cave, WI3.

P2. Break out of cave and left (crux), and fire up beautiful groove/dihedral to the top, ~WI4.

Rappel 50m. Per doligo: a 60m rope comfortably gets you all the way to the tree from the road.

Protection 

Ice screws and a lack of brains.


Photos of Slippery When Wet Slideshow Add Photo
Myself leading the crux on Slippery When Wet, 1/11...
Myself leading the crux on Slippery When Wet, 1/11...
2/97.
BETA PHOTO: 2/97.
2/97, Slippery When Wet.
2/97, Slippery When Wet.
At the crux.
At the crux.
Slippery When Wet on Feb 1,2009. Photo by Dan Dalt...
Slippery When Wet on Feb 1,2009. Photo by Dan Dalt...
Leading the crux. Feb. 02, 2007.
Leading the crux. Feb. 02, 2007.
At the anchor on top of the route. Climber climbin...
At the anchor on top of the route. Climber climbin...

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By kevin donald
Nov 15, 2004

I believe the first ascent of this fine little climb was around 1975 by Kevin Donald and Duncan Ferguson while looking for routes to climb with International Alpine School students. However Rusty Bailley (sp) was living in Montrose at the time and he had an appetite for ice as well, so who knows?
By eDixon
From: Durango, Colorado
Jul 9, 2011

Seems easier to just do this as one long pitch.
By doligo
Feb 9, 2012

60m rope comfortably gets you all the way to the tree from the road. One double rope rappel or two single ones (there is an intermediate above the first ice bulge) will get you down.