Black Prince Routes, Feb 15, 2005 Claire Macdonald, Tom Schnugg, Dave Marra

Couples therapy P1)WI4 50m P1)WI3 60m
Dripping Axe Wound P1)WI4 50m P1)WI4 60m
Mexican radio P1)WI5+ 45m

Area: Black Prince Upper Basin, Right of Telemark
Ski Area (popular tree skiing triangle).

Approach to climbs: Visible from road for many
years, these lines are 500m Right of 'Zoe', park at
Black Prince trailhead, ski in; climb WI 2 for 20m,
then 200m of kicking steps in snow slope to base.2-2
1/2hrs. There is an ice cave behind the pillar.

Routes from left to right on photo (see link below):

Couples therapy P1)WI4 50m P1)WI3 60m
Dripping Axe Wound P1)WI4 50m P1)WI4 60m
Mexican radio P1)WI5+ 45m

All routes have good ice with belays on snow
ledges.Rap Routes.

More Photos HERE



NOTE TO FUTURE CLIMBERS: Strongly suggest doing the
routes on a calm day with little avalanche danger,
watch out for cornice development. It is best if
terrain above routes has slide aready prior to
attempting. We encountered excellent snow conditions
with little wind effect. We also suggest starting in
the mid afternoon when the sun is off the bowl