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Wicked Wanda april 2019

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  • Wicked Wanda april 2019

    e.semeniuk posted on 1-Apr-2019

    We thought we would give it a shot and were well rewarded. Temperatures must have dropped below zero and the drive in wasn't too bad because road was frozen and not muddy. It was very soupy and lots of potholes on the way out due to rain. The hike to the climb was good and thanks to whoever flagged and provided a nice boot pack up to the climb. A surprising amount of snow is still there. Climb was dripping, however we found a dry line to the right. We were lucky that there was no wind to blow the water onto us. Did it in 2 pitches and belayed from the cave on the right side. We didn't excavate the bolts and just slung a small pillar backed up with a screw. Top part was classic Wanda but ice accepted pro nicely. We built an Abalikov and rappelled to the base. It started to snow hard as we were packing up but didn't last too long. Couldn't believe how big Malignant Mushroom looked across the way, but likely would be very wet. Fantastic day out and likely won't be many left.