Motion Drain

Type: 
Ice
Description: 
The main route that bisects the grotto. The original name for this route was proposed as Emotional Drain due to its effect on the climbers. Climbed on a very cold day. Awesome exposure on the top pitch of vertical ice. Pitch 1 climb through the steps for about 50m to find a belay – a possible belay position from a small ice cave was avoided on the first ascent due to dripping ice! P2. Step off the belay and into awkward territory! The top pitch is wildly exposed and steeper than it looks. Eases off near the top of the route. Descended by walking off left and finding an ice dribble to allow a rap past Pillar of Salt.
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1WI4120mNo
Grade: 
WI4
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
120m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Scotty Standen, Matias Petris, Mal Haksins, August 2004
UUID: 
ef563dc4-c927-44bf-82d2-41d38194164b