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Sunwapta Left Hand #1
Greg, starting into the business on the first pitch of the grade 4 ice climb located in Sunwapta Left Drainage (Jasper National Park, Alberta Canada). It's actually as steep as it looks. (climber: G. Cutforth, photo: A. Jones)

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woodsxcSweet!

woodsxc

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Great shot!
Posted Mar 9, 2009 12:52 am

AJonesRe: Sweet!

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Thanks!!
Posted Mar 9, 2009 11:13 am

pvalchevlooks like

pvalchev

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more of a Frank Campbell grade 4 ;)
Posted Mar 9, 2009 7:38 pm

AJonesRe: looks like

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Yea, and the guidebook calls it grade 3 (and has a picture of it). The locals all know of this pitch - it's solid grade 4 and spits off or scares away a few people every year. The ice is typically not good until you get about 2/3 of the way up it. The second pitch however, is usually stellar.
Posted Mar 9, 2009 9:23 pm

pvalchevRe: looks like

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Yeah it looks dead vertical, eg. harder than Carlsberg, which is grade 5... :)
Posted Mar 9, 2009 11:17 pm

RSBARNESAwesome

RSBARNES

Voted 10/10

Love the vertical Ice. Thanks for sharing the shot.
Posted Apr 17, 2009 11:31 am

AJonesRe: Awesome

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Thanks! I like this picture too. It's sometimes nice to climb with three people as then I can scurry around and find some nice angles for photos - instead of the bum shot all the time.
Posted Apr 17, 2009 5:01 pm

RSBARNESRe: Awesome

RSBARNES

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I hear that... I have way too many of thee old bum in the harness from straight below.. Cheers.
Posted Apr 18, 2009 11:49 pm

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AJonesSubmitted by AJones
on Mar 2, 2009 9:37 pm

Image ID: 494579
Hits: 1890 
Lat/Lon: 52.33534°N / 117.3127°W
Object Title: Sunwapta Left Hand #1

Image Type(s): Ice Climbing