New Ghost Route, Grade 5.8, WI 5(Matchstick Maker), January 7th, Stephen O'Brien
Cory Richards and I climbed a new route in the ghost last week. He has the pictures.
Its 5m to the right of the first pitch of the candlestick maker. It climbs ice, then rock, then ice and then rock and then a nice dagger of ice. It has two bolts which I dirlled free on lead. Its about 25m long and ends up on the same ledge as the start of the second pitch of the candlestick. Grade 5.8, WI 5 The crux is getting established on the dagger of ice without breaking it off. Called it the Matchstick Maker.