We climbed this route last Saturday (and the route immediately to the north) - what a great climb! Lots of steep ice with no walking between pitches. The top pitch was great, but when we did it, it was probably the bottom pitch that was the hardest. This middle pitch was definitely the easiest (as it was quite short). The other recent bonus - you can now drive right up to the junction of the Claw Ck and the Ghost (shaving about an hour off the approach). Greg and I are hoping to get back to the Ghost at the end of the month (Sorcorer and Hydrophobia), but the ice is disapearing quickly. Cheers!
We almost didn't climb this as there was a party on it when we arrived. We went and climbed "Chilcot Passage" and then got back on this climb at about 1 pm. It was a very nice climb in beautiful position. We climbed it with four people, which was a bit of a gong show, but still quite enjoyable.
First day of ice for the season for both me & Hedd-wyn. We got horrendously stuck in a snow drift not too far from the Big Hill and it took us 2 hours of shovelling and winching to get out. I thought we wouldn't get to climb at all and just spend the whole day shovelling, which is somewhat typical.
Thankfully we still got to the climb, even though it was quite late (12pm at that point). I led the first two pitches and then we rapped off, probably 60 feet from the top... we had daylight to finish it, but were having Christmas dinner with Hedd-wyn's family in Canmore that night and didn't want to be late. We were fully content though!!! May have to return sometime...