Left Hand Groove

2 Stars
 S-IV 4

Adjacent Routes
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137m. The left hand of the two grooves, climb bulging ice to easy angled snow followed by a short but very steep ice pitch Visible from below. Move left over easier ground before trending right to belay below a groove in a small couloir. Climb the groove above moving left over mixed ground at the icicles, a short icy groove leads to easier ground trend diagonally right to the top.
FA. B. Jenkins, and Party 1978


Did this a couple of times in years past. Whole route first time and just the icy bits second time with a "keep the missus happy" zip round to the right of the mixed bits in upper half. Great route especially that first ice pitch when it's fat.
Ray Cassidy - 21/Feb/10

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