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May 19, 2010 – Three Major New Rockies Ice Routes

The Rockies's lack-lustre ice climbing season seems to be ending on a high note with the recent ascent of three major new ice routes on Tangle Ridge.

May 19, 2010 – Three Major New Rockies Ice Routes

The Rockies’s lack-lustre ice climbing season seems to be ending on a high note with the recent ascent of three major new ice routes on Tangle Ridge.

The team of Steve Holeczi, J. Mills, and Mike Verway kicked things off by climbing Undertow WI 6 600m, a route that what Mill’s describes as, “the longest continuous piece of ice we had ever climbed. Probably about twice as much real climbing as Polar Circus, significantly harder, and no big snow slopes en route.”

A week later Raphael Slawinski and Eamonn Walsh visited the same area and climbed a 10 pitch line to the right of Undertow which they christened Boobquake WI4+ M5.

The following weekend the trio of Simon Parsons, Slawinski and Walsh returned and bagged the line between Undertow and Boobquake. The route Can’t Touch This WI5+ M6 involves moderate climbing which leads to a technical rock section and more ice above.

More details here.