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Geezers Need Excitement

Natural pro required
First ascent
S. Fortune, R. Measures, July 2012
Located on

This line takes the large, right leaning, man eating corner high on the left
side of the face. Originally climbed in lean conditions, technical difficulty
may ease with more ice, however, more snow may increase objective danger.
Gain the foot of the corner via a prominent left slanting gully, on easy snow
with the occasional harder step, for about 250m, to a cave below a large
roof. From here four hard sustained pitches are followed to easier ground,
leading to the upper snowfield.
Gain the right hand side of the roof via an ice smear from the snow gully
below. If the smear is not present a direct traverse may be possible. Climb a
short overhanging turfy wall, then traverse left on flakes back into the main
gully. Above this, three pitches climb the corner system, each with difficult
sections traversing out right underneath the large roofs.

  • P1
  • Alpine (Technical) 6
  • Alpine (Commitment) IV
  • 500m
  • Trad