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West Coast Connection 

WI4- M4 PG13

   
Type:  Trad, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus: WI4- M4 [details]
FA: Cameron Coppock, February 11, 2012
New Route: Yes
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Cameron Coppock on Apr 25, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Finishing on the parallel cracks at the top on the...

Description 

The climb begins with a low angle rubble filled off width. Follow this with easy hooks and some ice to a solid clear flow just below the large rock one third of the way up. Place a screw and/or cam here as the ice is usually marginal from here on up. The crux and best part of the route begins here. Stem and hook up slightly overhanging rock to a narrow ice runnel that forces a strange OW struggle. Follow this to another overhang above a small stance with some small gear. Work up parallel cracks and stem up tenuous placements to a dirty finish.
The rock at this particular location is smooth, and the ice slow to form, so there are few good mixed placements making this climb more challenging than it appears from the ground.The top section is also dirty.

Location 

Sixty feet left (south) of Fifi's Frozen Fingers follow the obvious discontinuous OW to a large boulder perched sixty feet above.

Protection 

A few screws, mid size cams, a set of nuts. A spectre may also be useful depending on conditions. Use trees as anchors.


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Following on the FA, just above the overhanging se...
BETA PHOTO: Following on the FA, just above the overhanging se...
Above the OW, under the final sketchy stemming.
BETA PHOTO: Above the OW, under the final sketchy stemming.

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By Jay Harrison
Jan 7, 2013

Great to see this getting done. What brought you to Crane? Did you get a chance to climb Providence and Fifi's as well?
By Bill Sacks
From: Sacramento, CA
Jan 25, 2013

It was just another weekend trip in the Southern Daks for ice climbing. We didn't get to climb Providence, but Fifi's was in.