100m, 4 pitches. A good icy mixed route taking the right side of Major Rib aiming for the prominent corner and chimney high on that buttress. Start about 50m up The Alley at an icy corner on the left where The Alley curves rightwards.

1. 25m. Climb the icy corner direct to a niche capped by a diagonal roof. Continue up a thinly iced slab to the left then move right to a sloping ledge below a short turfy corner.
2. 15m. Climb the corner and the icy slab above then step left onto flakes. Follow these to a good stance in a clean-cut corner below the main corner.
3. 35m. Rock onto the ramp on the left and follow this to the main corner. Climb this with increasing difficulty, passing the big roof on the left (crux). Continue into the chimney above and follow this more easily to a good stance.
4. 20m. Continue up the chimney to easier ground leading to the crest of Major Rib

~120m of easy ground leads to the top of Major Rib.

Kenro Nakajima and Neil Adams 01/Feb/2014


ClimberDateStyle
French Erick 09/Feb/14 AltLd dnf

rained off top of p2. P3 supposed to be crux looks awesome. Start on thin ice and dangling ice curtains felt solid VII,6. Not for the faint hearted.

with rob bryniarsky
Neil Adams 01/Feb/14 AltLd

First ascent on the BMC winter meet. Great lead from Kenro on the crux third pitch!

with Kenro Nakajima
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