Devil's Head, Ghost River, Can Rockies Climber's Log

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Old School WB

Old School WB - Jan 20, 2013 2:07 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2007

Winter ascent of West Ridge  Sucess!

December 27, 2007 Jason Wilcox and I climbed the Water Ice route "Beowulf" (WI4 670m) up the drainage, quickly climbed "Devil's Punchbowl" then onto the slopes southwest of Devil's Head. We climbed the standard West ridge route on Devil's Head to the summit.

We reached the summit of Devil's Head at 3:00pm, just a quick 7.5 hours from the truck. Air temperature at the summit read at -20 C and the wind was at least 60 kmh, it was quite cold. We only had a short summit stay. The way down was quick and we reached the top of the water ice before dark. We downclimbed and rapped the water ice in the dark and were back to the truck around 8:30pm. A nice 13 hour day.

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