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Thresher 

WI3

   
Type:  Ice
Consensus: WI3 [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Feb 15, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Thresher, from the right.

Description 

Between the North End Rock area and the North End Slab ice climbs there is another steeper slab of ice that is consistent through most of the ice season...
It is accessed by climbing an easy slab from the right up to the left to the base of the climb on a large ledge... Or my preference, climb straight up from below the ledge via a short but super fun chimney and pillar past a few trees and on to the ledge below the slab...

Choose your line up the steep wide slab (steeper earlier in the season normally)... Climb the slab then over come a bulge and on to the trees...

Care should be taken when on the ledge below the main slab as there was an accident recently when a climber lost footing and slid off the cliff below sustaining serious injury...

Story time: I was on-sight soloing this climb all super psyched about a new set of tools... The slab was covered in snow and I was climbing and clearing snow off as i went... I climbed up 50 and as i wiped I realized that the ice had baked off of the upper part of the climb... Needless to say I got a little nervous... I made a sketchy traverse on a narrow ledge on the left on thin detached ice as the snow balled up on my crampons (could it get worse)... At the left end of the ledge there was a short steep section that got me in to the trees and made me feel more comfortable but nothing would make me feel less foolish... The lesson was learned but what a way to learn it, dang...


Location 

Between the North End Rock area and the North End Slab ice climbs... The climb proper starts from a large ledge maybe 25 feet above the ground...


Protection 

Regular rack of screws...



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