The Fat One
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Although the WI3 rating is said to be somewhat understated early season, this sunny climb usually provides a mellow WI 3 line by January. By this time, the easiest place to begin is on the right hand side of the initial steep step. After overcoming this step, continue up low-angled ice and possibly snow, pass a small tree on your left, and finish at an excellent belay tree at the top. Rap down the route with two ropes or one rope with a v-thread.
Hike left from Bingo World/The Thrill is Gone about 150 yards. The climb will be obvious as it the widest flow and dominates this side of the wall. Directly below The Fat One is a 30-40 foot pitch of WI 3 that can be combined with the climb.
|By Keenan Waeschle|
From: Bozeman, MT
Feb 5, 2012
a 80 will reach the ground in one rap from the top tree.
|By Garret Nuzzo-Jones|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 19, 2013
Don't bother after it's snowed even a couple inches. Complete slog to the anchors.