Willey's Slide Climber's Log

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wanderweg83 - Feb 2, 2015 11:44 am Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2015

First Multi-pitch Ice Climb  Sucess!

Like many on this page, this was my first multi-pitch ice climb. Me, one other student, and our guide from EMS went up the center of the slide to the major ice bulge. It was a phenomenal day, clear, cold, and windy. I didn't find it too physically or technically difficult. This climb was a good mental toughness-builder. Great introduction to the sport!

MrRoy4UVA - Dec 31, 2011 10:48 am Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2011

Excellent Beginning Slope

Went up with an EMS guide for our first real taste of alpine climbing. Great pitch to learn on. Walked up the left side to about 1/2 way up and made 3 pitches up to just below the main bulge. With the cold temperatures, upward snow and low visibility, this was an great learning slope and makes me want to do more.


climbxclimb - Dec 29, 2009 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Dec 20, 2005

First lead on ice  Sucess!

Climbed it with my wife, it was my first lead on ice, easy climb but very cold weather, it was -5F that day...


dancla22 - Nov 11, 2009 8:01 am

Soggy Day  Sucess!

Good day to get out and learn the basics and practice technique things start to melt as the day went on but still made it to the top and learned a lot.


MRoyer4 - Oct 21, 2009 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2008

Avalanche!  Sucess!

Climbed it a couple times, the most recent being mid December 08 in the middle of a storm that dumped a couple feet of snow. Probably not the best idea to go out as we sent down a number of good snow slides, but we made it up via the right side.

It's a good introduction to multi-pitch ice for beginners, but not much more.


JonW - Mar 18, 2009 9:28 am Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2009

Perfect  Sucess!

Perfect weather. This climb stays pretty late into the spring compared to some other easy climbs in the area.


gcap - Mar 16, 2009 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009

great day  Sucess!

easy climbing in a beautiful setting. lead 5 pitches in gorgeous weather. walked off to climbers left.


sshankle - Dec 27, 2008 10:42 am Date Climbed: Dec 13, 2008

Little Willey's  Sucess!

Solo'd Little Willey's as a warm up for a 4 day alpine leadership course.


rlawson - Aug 8, 2008 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2007

We made it!  Sucess!

With the help of our EMS guide, we made it all the way up in about 7 pitches.

Mike N

Mike N - Oct 12, 2006 1:53 am

Very cold

Went up 3 pitches and then bailed. Hand and feet...very cold....must go...ice brittle...


mekwise - Apr 11, 2006 7:04 pm

Cold Day

Climbed the first couple of "pitches," then eventually worked our way left to make a quick retreat from the route. Cold and windy day, and we had to get back to Boston to catch our flight.

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