in the Snow III, W4, 50 m
face of James Walker
October 26, 2002 Stephen
O'Brien, Adam Gunn
nice pitch in an interesting position, the top of which can be seen from the
bottom switchback on the
The bottom of the climb cannot be seen from the road as it is located in
a very tight canyon/slot. The slot
is at its widest about 4m wide, and at its narrowest 2m wide, the climb starts
on the right wall near the end of the slot.
There are other interesting smears of ice on this wall that would good to
Park near the bottom switchback of the
Smears of ice can be seen on the face directly west, the fattest and
right most one is Cowgirls, of which only the top can be seen.
Follow the drainage/gulley through the bush to the bottom of a large snow
bowl. Follow the snow bowl up and
then right to the climb. Head
for the gully on the right side of the wall.
There is plenty of avalanche terrain, so more appropriate in low snow
conditions. 2.5 - 3 hours
the slot and climb snow and easy ice to the bottom of the ice.
A nice sheltered belay can be found on the left, protected by a stopper.
Rappel off V-threads.