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BugCON 4: almost too intense for climbing, DEET required
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Ice Routes at Ethan Pond / Mt. Willey: grouped by Area, sorted by Name
Description: There were 7 new climbs put up in the winters of 2003 and 2004 in the Ethan Pond Area on Mt. Willey. You have to really love winter backcountry climbing to do these because to get to the ice it's a three & half mile hike.
Jon Sykes & Larry Boehmler hiked in on December 15, 2003. They spent the night in the leanto in 20 below temps with the wind blowing gale forces. The next day, December 16th, they did 3 FA climbs. Then they spent another night in frigid temps near 0 and did 1 climb on the 17th.
Directions: Start at the Ethan Pond Trail (Appalachian Trail) off Rt. 302 in Crawford Notch. Hike 3 miles on the Ethan Pond Trail to Ethan Pond and the leanto shelter. Follow marked trail behind the leanto for half mile to cliff. The ice is located on the southwest side of Mt Willey.
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Lattitude: = 44.18412, Longitude = -71.42709
Area Name Grade
Power of Ethan amphitheater Milk Pail WI 4 IV
Power of Ethan amphitheater The Lid Ran Away With The Spoon WI 4 IV
Power of Ethan's amphitheater Hip Deep WI 4 IV
Right of Ravens Gully Stuck on Haley's Pillar WI 4 IV
Three Ravens Gully Gabriel's Gully WI 4 IV
Three Ravens Gully Glass Bottom Boot WI 4 IV
Three Ravens Gully Three Ravens Gully IV
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