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Bancroft Ice (Blake)
12-JAN-2007

Bancroft Ice (Blake)

Climb #1

Finally I won a rock paper scissors match although I have to note that
it was on a technicality (Blake canít count). But it was my lead! I have
no idea what this route is named but it is the fattest thing there. Iíve
actually seen this climb still formed in May. The top felt like it was about
WI3-3+ offering 25-30 feet of vertical climbing. The bottom is a bunch of steps
if you stay right, however I chose to swing left and climb the steeper thin ice which
offered a fun lead and a screw 30 feet off the deck (WI2+?). When I got to the ramp, which
is above the lip over my head in this picture,
there were a few options. One was the pillar that had a 1 foot base(above and right
of my head), the vertical ice beside it, or straight towards some shorter steep ice
out of frame.

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lorne 20-Jan-2007 02:00
the name of the climb is roller coaster typicallys a 2+ and as for the fat piller, well thats jet stream graded WI4...