Some stoned locals over by Sunny Falls referred to this 30m WI4+ line as Cutty Sark, which another book says is actually over by the Echo Lakes. But I followed K. Chaltikian up it, and then we TR'd it afterwards. Good stuff, though pumpy in places.
great climbing, but my crampon came off nearing the top of my lead. It was thin here too. I was the center of attention at that moment...had to keep my cool as I equalized my tools, but couldn't sink them in due to thin ice. was able to carefully put it back on w/o dropping it and w/o my tools popping. whew!
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