The Emerald (a.k.a. Pillsbury Pillar)

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Route
Location:
Washington, United States, North America
Route Type:
Ice Climbing
Season:
Winter
Time Required:
Less than two hours
Difficulty:
WI4
Number of Pitches:
2
Grade:
II

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The Emerald (a.k.a. Pillsbury Pillar)
Created On: Feb 2, 2007
Last Edited On: Feb 2, 2007

Overview

The constant flow of water and thick ice, give this waterfall route it's namesake emerald color. Located in a hidden cirque above and beyond the noises of the highway, this spectacular climb has a feeling of being in the Canadian Rockies.

Getting There

Park at the small pullout near milepost 13, immediately south of a small pool of water on the east side of the highway. Climb the steep trail that cuts up and left through a small notch and into the basin above. The short hike up the hill towards the route take about 15 minutes.

Route Description

A small 20 foot step leads to a more sustained pitch of climbing above with a classic top out.

Essential Gear

Ice Screws

External Links

http://www.wastateice.net






The Emerald (a.k.a. Pillsbury Pillar)

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