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Submitted By: K Ice on Aug 28, 2008
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  • Description 

    This area is hidden behind the trees and reeds and usually contains several lines of ice on the far east side.

    This area sees much less traffic than the Middle Clay Pit.

    Getting There 

    Continue of the main trail past the Middle Clay Pit and turn left into the next pit area.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 6.1 miles from here

    2 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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    My very first ice lead.  The ice was super plastic and the terrain easy but interesting.  :)

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    By Evan Johnson
    From: Minneapolis, MN
    Jan 30, 2013
    CONDITION REPORT 
    As of 01/29/13 this area was in better than anything else and super sticky!

    There was swarms of people there with gardening equipment looking for the medallion - made for some interesting conversation.

    I'll head back soon and grab some photos.