/ Taxus Icefall finish
Haven't done it but I know a man who has-
I've done it a few times, the ice is short but fun. You will probably belay above this at a short corner/wall, then one pitch above this will lead onto easy snow slopes above.
The ice is usually thin, one screw would be enough, the belays are fine too.
'one screw would be enough'
Who for? You?
Ok, 2 then.
One placed above your head, at the steep bit, the other on the flat bit as you pull over! I think it might be some kind of thread belay above.
The corner/turfy wall above, is more difficult than the ice.
Thanks to everyone for their help.
Just need to hope for good conditions now.
There is a peg it the capping roof above the tuf wall before you have to traverse left, but I don't remember getting much else in - although it was dark and by that point I was just gunning for the top. I rember the final slope being quite long and only just having enough rope to flop over the top!
Great route, not too difficult.
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