trails broken and tracks are set to Dancin w the hippo. she's in great shape, still getting fresh feed on the upper half, but the column won't last forever. the approach heads west past the hippo drainage gaining the rock band at the skull cave and traverses back on exposed ledges, be careful! its possible and basically essential to skin all the way to the base. tons o snow. there's a v thread set at the top of the climb and a rappel anchor that descends the rock band skier's far left. two rope rappel. she's a beauty!