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Climbing Area Index / Lake Willoughby / Last Gentleman (WI 5 IV)
Last Gentleman
Yuki Fujita on mixed ground, heading left for the ice.
Photo by Dennis Maher
Directions:  Hike up the gully directly below the climb from the road or traverse left from the Tablets area.
Description: One of the Lake's mega-classics. It's generally done in 4 or 5 pitches, depending on the quality of the ice or the length of your ropes. The direct start usually isn't in so you head up below the Promonade and traverse left on a obvious ledge to where the ice begins. The next pitch usually ends at a cave. Continue up a couple more steep hard pitches to the trees.
Gear: standard ice rack plus some pins for the traverse
Descent: rappel from the trees placing v-threads as you go
History:  December 1976 - Rainsford Rouner, Tim Rouner

 

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