Through Four More

The complex rock walls and gullies between G2 and Hang Over contain a variety of intriguing icicles and flows. Aside from a few icicles and portions of routes, most of the ice is not visible until you are right on it. In a good year, there are no less than a dozen icicles just begging the touch of an ice ax (after considerable dry-tool jiggery). In an average to poor year, you might not see anything worth climbing. Through Four More is the most frequently formed route in the area.

Approach: From the base of The Golden Mean, scramble up and left through an obvious notch behind a rock tower. Traverse up and left to a series of three bowl-like features. Beware of wind-loaded pockets of snow and potential avalanche hazard. Through Four More pours from an alcove in the back corner of the middle tier. It is below a ledge and right of the prominent cliff face with an obvious crack in it.

Route: Rambling, sometimes thin, ice leads to a steep bulge seeping from the alcove.

Descent: Rappel from fixed pitons (these have been known to disappear) or V-threads in the ice.

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