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Whiteshade 

WI3+

   
Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 225', Grade II
Consensus: WI3 [details]
FA: Feb 07 2013
New Route: Yes
Season: Jan - Feb
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Submitted By: Jay Harrison on Feb 9, 2013
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Description 

Climb rolling grade 2 slabs, through an oak branch screen onto a large slab, and climb straight up to an obvious fat, vertical headwall. This short crux can probably be avoided, which would make this a better climb: it's mostly easy, fat ice slab except for that final headwall.
Belay at trees near a 70m rope's end.


Location 

30 mins past the Waterfall Wall. Work your way (with difficulty) through a talus pile of huge boulders, aiming for a long cliffband's lowest, outside corner (this is the so-called Caterpillar Cliff). This route starts right of a smaller outcrop just right of that cliff. Higher, the fat ice of the route is visible.


Protection 

Screws. Y'get to use the long ones here!



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