Weaving through a maze of...

Weaving through a maze of rime ice near the top of the East Crater Wall above Devil's Kitchen


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dkantola - Dec 23, 2004 9:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Are those rocks steaming?

I wonder if the fumaroles emit some caustic substance that could damage a rope? Anyway, nice job getting out and trying something semi-obscure. I remember gazing down 1D from the east crater rim last April. It looked worthwhile and definitely more interesting than Wy'east.


cluck - Dec 26, 2004 5:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Are those rocks steaming?

Yep... with the low snow cover this year, the warm rocks up from Devil's Kitchen were melting out in several places. At one point, we crossed a chossy, dirt slope and used our axe just like in the snow. A few minutes later, steam was coming out of the hole we made in the dirt. Was kind of freaky... if we go back, we will do with when it has more snow.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Dec 24, 2004 12:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice pic

I was up there yesterday wondering about that route. I could hear and see ice falling every few minutes from the cliffs. Excellent pic!


pcirani@tiscali.it - Mar 22, 2007 9:46 pm - Voted 10/10


This is a nice picture!! Paolo


cluck - Apr 23, 2007 2:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: WOW!!

Thanks Paolo. It was a pretty interesting position on the mountain.

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