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Not Ice

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Indian Creek Crag


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Better Red Than Dead 5.12c (Trad) ***

First Ascent: Bart Bledsoe in 2003
Length: 150ft
Gear: #3 Camalot thru #6 Friend (report bad anchors)

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This route climbs out the obvious enormous offwidth roof beneath Not Ice. Climb either Not Ice or the 5.8 crack directly beneath it (not listed) to get to the roof. Heel-toe and hand-fist stack out the roof until it widens to chimney size. Pull up into the chimney then continue up climbing to the top.
Bring lots of large gear. Be careful of the rope rubbing the edge of the crack if/when you fall out of the roof.
Moves: Wide Crack or Offwidth
Descent: Rap from tree
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: batguano
Date: Sep 25th, 2011

Submitted by: batguano
Date: Sep 25th, 2011

Submitted by: batguano
Date: Sep 25th, 2011


ynot said on June 6th, 2006
Looks friggin insane to me.
Anonymous said on May 2nd, 2012
is it ok to do a heel toe foot stack?