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Climbing Area Index / Humphrey's Ledge / Tripecicle (WI 5 II)
Directions:  The climb is just off West Side Road, north and down the hill from the place where you park to climb rock at Humphrey's in the summer. The climb is on the face about 100' right of Black Pudding. Hike up the hill to an easy ice flow below the climb. You cannot see the actual climb from here. Solo the flow to a snowy ledge and belay from trees on your right.

NOTE: Sometimes a pullout is plowed right by the climb. If not then park 1/4 mile further north at the Gazebo. DO NOT park with any portion of your car on the road or in anyone's driveway or you WILL be towed! It has happened...
Description: Because this climb is mostly in the sun it doesn't usually come in and on a really sunny day it is likely to come down around your ears. Still it is a great climb if it is in good shape.
    Pitch 1: Climb over a short rocky section just below & right of the belay trees on Black Pudding. Follow a thinly iced slab to a column and climb the column to a hemlock tree & belay.

    Pitch 2: Climb a chimney to a ledge, traverse to the left undern an overhang and follow the left facing dihedral to the top.

Gear: standard ice rack, some nuts & small cams can be useful
Descent: rappel from trees with 2 ropes
History:  WInter 1977 - Mark Whiton and friends

 

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