This route aims for the prominent ice flow immediately right of the large shelf on the left side of the face. Start up steep, loose ground to the right of Highway to Hell. Five pitches of hard climbing lead to easier ground to the right of the large shelf. Take the line of least resistance from there to the summit icefields, usually as shown in topo opposite, but variations between there and the upper section of Route 3.47 have also been climbed.
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V 5+ 6
Russell Braddock, Kim Logan, Jan 1983. Nick Cradock, Paul Aubrey, Jul, 1987
A steep three pitch variation start to the right of Heaven’s Door was put up by Craig Nottle and Roddy Mackenzie in January 1984.