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Totem Pole 


Type:  TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus: WI4- [details]
FA: possibly in 1985
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Submitted By: Woodchuck ATC on Jan 25, 2010

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Pontiac canyon, circa 1994.


NOTE: This photo included only for visual enjoyment. This canyon is CLOSED to climbing as of late 90's. Forms much like a mini-Wildcat.

This whole post got messed up, as somehow MP took the word Pontiac as I entered it and wouldn't let me post up the climb 'Pontiac for the canyon name. (And they won't let me delete it)Sorry.


Pontiac Canyon



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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 20, 2010

Still can't get this deleted. Pontiac Canyon is the location, and the photo. The Totem Pole is a climb that is in closed-to-climbers Illinois Canyon. It forms most years and is a superb 35 ft route, but alas not climbed legally since the early 90's.

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