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Blind Assumption - WI4 M4

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Small screws and a single rack should be sufficient.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty WI4 M4
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


This is the ice climb on the left side of the Corinthian Column past Total Abandon when using the Hero Traverse. It climbs a chimney system for three pitches and usually has some mixed terrain. P1: As the snowfield narrows get geared up by a hanging sling before the chimney. Head up the chimney and tunnel around a chockstone. P2: We headed out left along a ledge and did some hard mixed moves that quickly relented. Apparently you can head left on the other side of the chimney when there is more ice. P3: The business, climb up and stem on an ice pillar and then tunnel up around a chockstone. From here follow the snow to a chimney on the right with a chockstone at the top. After that chockstone is a short step of near vertical ice and then the final snow field. Bring several long runners to avoid rope drag issues

Descent Options:

Take the Crags Trail down to the parking lot.

Submitted by: jmeizis on 2011-10-25
Views: 707
Route ID: 110118

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  Difficulty WI4 M4
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jmeizis on 2011-10-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Awesome

This route is probably the most difficult alpine route on Pikes Peak. The climbing is very scrappy with a lot of tunnelling and almost offwidth climbing. Can't wait to do Total Abandon.

Added: 2011-10-25