'Poo Planet...

10m left of Shampoo Planet is a corner system that offers an alternative start to the original line, should another party have beaten you there.

Pitch 1 follows a right trendinig corner into a groove for about 25m.  The belay can be constued out of 2 knifeblade pitons in the sickle shaped groove, 1m below a large ledge.  Why...

Pitch 2 leaves easiest from below the ledge, following a shallow groove and side pulls through featureless slab to a ledge on the right.  Easily 5.9 and in need of a bolt or two.  Once at the ledge just left of the ice locate the fixed pin in the corner up and left of the ledge and back up with a good cam.  Put on crampons and traverse out to the ice...the very thin ice.  Climb up 5m, at which point the ice nears the rock and a larger cam can be placed on the left.  At this point The original Shampoo Planet joins the ice from the other side.

Gear List    selection of short, thin pitons: KB's - LA's
                  1 Lucky Shallow Angle
                  TCU #1,2,3
                  2" Cam

F.A.    Peter Macpherson / Jeff Perron
           November 29 1999

Why 'Poo Planet ?  The first pitch is shit and after the second, your pants are full of it !