This is an aesthetic route high on the west face of Mt.
Blane, a narrow strip of ice between impressive rock walls. It is hidden around
the corner left of the obvious (but ephemeral) ice pillar visible from the road.
Mostly a thin ice route except for a possibly mixed 1st pitch. Take
rock gear including a good selection of pins, a few wires and small Tricams, and
a few screws (mostly stubbies). Feel free to add bolts to the single bolt
belay/rap stations. An early season
route, forming with the first freeze and ablating away later, so get it while it
lasts. With an early start, it might be possible to continue to the summit of
Hike up King’s Creek, turn left at the forks, after 5
mins head up the left side of a drainage at some cairns. Hike all the way to the
base of the mountain, then traverse right and up a snow gully to the start of
the route. 2 hrs.
Rappel the route.