Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nemesis (WI6) at the Stanley Headwall

Steve on the first pitch of Nemesis.

Climbed the mega-classic ice route Nemesis on Tuesday with Steve Holeczi. The climb was in more difficult shape than it usually is and we were challenged by the early season ice features. With 70m ropes we were able to do the route in two long pitches. On the second pitch there were some wild overhanging ice mushrooms to negotiate, followed by a long stretch of steep chandeliere ice, lots of fun! The other hard routes at the Stanley Headwall still need some time to fatten up, although Suffer Machine looks close.

Me on pitch 2.

J. Mills
CRAG Head Guide

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