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White Line Fever is the two long pitches of ice directly above Crystal Ice Tower. The Ice Tower is usually done as p1, then white line fever as p2, p3.
P2 is long, mostly W2 with a short, steeper 15-foot headwall at the top.
P3 is also very long with an easy w3 escape to the right and harder variations on the final curtain possible.
From the top of Crystal Ice Tower, follow the obvious line up and to the right. From the belay tree you will run out an entire 60M rope with only a few feet left to spare. You can walk off from the top of this pitch, or add another and go all the way to the top.
Trees on top of each pitch.
BETA PHOTO: Me leading up the first pitch of White Line Fever.
|By Simon Thompson|
From: New Paltz, NY
Jan 22, 2012
This is really a fantastic route in the right conditions. When thin, pitons can be helpful for the upper pitches.
|By Pete Wilk|
Feb 14, 2012
Climbed this earlier this year and there was no snow at all. The lower angle made it doable for me but it was exciting; long runouts on thin ice. The upper pitch or two had some mixed moves on it. There is a fixed piton on the last pitch at the crux, a bulging rock that pushes you right towards the slabby rock on the right side. Lots of fun in thin conditions, and I'm guessing a completely different feel (easier) if there is snow on it. I brought a few nuts and some tricams and used a couple of both.
Two beta pics
P1 (top of Crystal Ice Tower)