We went to the Sphinx on Saturday in full winter conditions. There was a weak layer about 3-4 inches down and we released the miniature slabs all the way across the traverse. The Lowe route was in, Pat and I climbed the crux pillar though it was a bit thin and hollow sounding. Snow was mid thigh to chest deep between pitches. Ty and Casey may have put up a new route just to the right not knowing it????? All the same they found 3 pitches of good to thin ice and a rocky top out. Now is the time...get it while it is good.
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Upper Lowe Route