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The Cleft 

WI2+

   
Type:  Ice, 2 pitches, 210'
Consensus: WI2+ [details]
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Submitted By: Paul Rago on Jan 14, 2012

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Looking down from the first belay in "The Cle...

Description 

A very unique geological feature, this route ascends a deep slot with several easy-moderate ice bulges for a full 60m. Climb in 1-2 pitches.

The climbing isn't really anything special but the route absolutely is for the cool slot.

Makes for a nice end of the day climb after doing other area climbs.

Location 

Located climber's right of East Face Slab Right about 100m.

Climb Left Hand Monkey Wrench or lower Hitchcock Gully and traverse right under East Face Right and continue thru the woods under the cliff band until you see a very deep gash in the cliff.

Either do a full-length rap (60m just makes it, 70m better) or head straight up into the woods to intersect the Mt. Willard Tr, take a left to the summit and enjoy the views, or right down the easy Tr to be back at your car in ~20 minutes.

Protection 

Screws; the top had slings and rings high in a tree on the right.


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topping out
topping out
Leading the crux bulge midway up the cleft, Chinos...
Leading the crux bulge midway up the cleft, Chinos...
Lauren following op the Cleft
Lauren following op the Cleft

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