Direct North Face WI4/5 500m IV

This route wanders up thinly iced slabs and ramps, which lead to steep pencils of ice dropping over short rock bands. There are usually five steps of ice, an of which may be easily walked away from. Above the steps, WII or WI2 cruising leads higher into areas where more curtains of ice may be found. Variations sometimes form on either side of the main climb. Descend by walking off to the left, with the occasional short rappel. An area classic!


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