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first ascent [TR] FA: "Gray Falls" - Ingalls Creek 12/10/2009

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Trip: FA: "Gray Falls" - Ingalls Creek

 

Date: 12/10/2009

 

Trip Report:

Today Mark Shipman and I partnered up and climbed a route we named "Gray Falls" (WI4) due to its close proximity to Gray Tower, above Ingalls Creek. We climbed the route in two roped pitches (each being a full 70 meters) and did a lot of solo climbing up rambling steps. The elevation gain from the base of the route to the top was 900 feet according to our watches.

 

The route: We soloed the first ice tier, then roped up on the 2nd, & third. From the top of the third we put the rope away and climbed up more easy stuff.

 

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Mark leading the middle section, WI3:

 

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The the upper level, WI4:

 

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Upper rambling stuff.

 

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Approach Notes:

5 or 6 miles of Ingalls Creek Trail. Clearly Visable.

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Here is another picture for size comparison of the first step and the overall route. I didn't post it at first because its so bad and sun washed.

 

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so with that long of approach is that a commitment of IV?? if so you should probably send it into the AAJ

 

ps. i heard a rumor you're not going back to hyalite because you climbed everything already

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