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Ancash WI3R, 30m, G.Cornell, Jan.07

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  • Ancash WI3R, 30m, G.Cornell, Jan.07

    Ancash, WI3R, 30m

    FA-G.Cornell, Jan.07

    Park at a Erosion sign about 3km west of the ice route Solstice along the Sibbald Pond road. Visible from the road, faces south, forms best in December before too many Chinooks kill it-was bulky in winter 2005.

    Makes for a good beginner route or challenge when it thins out.

    From the Erosion sign (this is where the road begins to descend down onto Hwy#40) hike steeply for 10minutes to the base passing a large boulder (unclimbed) up the hillside.

    Climb steep ice to ledge with tree or ice belay. Go up and over crux bulge and follow groove to upper tree. Rap or walk off left.

    When formed, a mixed line could be done to the left following a corner-bring small nuts/pins/cams and two bolts for an anchor.