Sleeping Giant

Posted: Sun, 01/27/2013 - 23:13

Climbed Sleeping Giant Falls on Saturday 1/26. Ice was in great condition as it seems to get fairly little sun (it did start to get wet later in the afternoon. The current anchor is a combo of two dead trees, seemed to be hanging in there for now.  I had never climbed it before and had spoken to several folks who tried unsuccessfully to find it, so I will mention our approach.

We followed a set of tracks somewhere 0.2 or 0.3 miles north of the parking lot and ended up directly under Upper Green Sleeves. Once we could clearly see Upper Greensleeves we moved left across the hillside. Continuing in that direction we crossed maybe two small drainages before dropping down into the larger drainage that houses Sleeping Giant. It's pretty obvious once you get there. I would recommend this approach, or coming up as if you were heading to Upper Green Sleeves from G1 and keep moving climbers left across the hillside, rather than following the drainage directly up to the climb. We took this direct route on the descent and it fills with windblown snow. Plunge-stepping down can be fun but slogging up would be exhausting.

Sleeping Giant Falls

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  • Wed, 02/27/2013 - 11:58

 Sleeping Giant picked up quite a bit of snow since the last post! Put a snowshoe track up to it more or less how Jojo, in his book, recommends getting there. This was on Monday/25th. Definintely have some snowshoes unless you feel like post-holing for a while!

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Sleeping Giant or another?

  • Thu, 03/07/2013 - 13:14

I'm not entirely certain that these are the same routes. Even with a good bit of snow, it looks like there is significantly more veg in the second photo than in the first photo.

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its one in the same

  • Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:22

 Its the same chunk. Its just that your photo was taken while standing closer to the ice, in front of the suspect foliage. Meanwhile I was zoomed in from a little distance away. There is only one gully heading up there and its very obvious when you are in it so I have no doubt we are looking at the same climb.