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From the bottom of the flow climb a short first step and follow a ramp left to the bottom of a steep wall with a pillar. Up the wall to easier slabs and the top. It feels a little more sustained than some other WI3's at Frankenstein. It also seems less traveled which can mean less easy hooking.
We did it in one pitch to the trees at the top with 60m ropes. There is a pine tree on a ledge to the left of the final steep section, but there may be no ice.
Can also climb the sustained steep wall to the right of the ramp when conditions are right. This variation is probably WI4.
The big flow to the left of Pegasus. Can be reached by a separate path from the tracks, or by going left from Pegasus.
Tree belay at top. Rappel from trees.
From: Gilmanton, NH
Jan 17, 2010
Although this flow can be ascended using WI3 ramps, you have to go out of your way to avoid the difficulties. The cleanest and most obvious line goes at WI4....Something to keep in mind if your signing up for a 3.
From: Newmarket, NH
Jan 18, 2010
I'll second that, I signed up to lead this as a WI3 leader my first time on it and was supprised to find out just how steep the direct path was. My belayer the whole time reassuring me that I shouldn't be scared, "...it's only a 3"
|By Misha Tselman|
From: New York, NY
Feb 17, 2010
+1 on the above. The direct line up the steep sections is more like a WI4. But ramps can be used to weave your way around the steepest sections, making it a solid WI3.
Feb 8, 2013
Cragged here with a group on Sat, 2/2/13. We finished up around dusk, and it seems that someone in the party may have set down a screw and misplaced it packing up in the dark. It's a BD blue screw, if you stumbled upon it 2/3/13 please let me know.