Lake Alta Slabs

(6 routes)

Lovely climbs above Lake Alta.

Type: 
Wall
Aspect: 
East
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
1 Access route
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Soloable ice good for accessing anchors at the top but watch for wet slide avalanches off Double Cone
3 Altered States
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WI3 60m double bolt anchor somewhere at the top. Often victim to early sun and wet avalanches. But a great piece of ice and a good first lead.
4 White Jism WI4 60m
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Usually done in two pitches with chain anchor on rock at 2/3 height. Some bolts on lower (crux) pitch, sometime covered in ice.
5 Scottish Jockey WI3 M3 100m
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Chimney 50m right of White Jism. Excellent climbing over mixed steps and ice. Fixed belays and rappel line in place. 2nd pitch can exit via mixed corner on left or ice pillar on right depending on conditions. Top rap anchor is on right side of rock buttress between exits, so if exiting left, will need to go back down and around to find anchor.
9 On General's Orders
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M3+ 70m. Great turf
7 Lachnagar Monster WI3 100m
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Up the weakness on the left hand edge of The Fat Lady for three pitches to, the base of a tight squeeze chimney/groove. Up this on thin ice using trad gear and into an ice cave. Top-out around a large capstone feature to snowfield above.
Steve Carr, Ruairidh Smith FWA 1998
Attribution: 
J Morris work in progress
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