Slideshow (24 photos) |
Adirondacks, Avalanche Lake (map) |
The Matrix: The Matrix Epic |
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The Matrix: The Matrix buttress at Avalanche Lake |
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The Matrix: Topo of a few routes at Avalanche Lake |
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3D: Traversing to the belay on the first pitch of 3D |
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Early morning light over Avalanche Lake |
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Joe and Will sitting on the ledge below the fin |
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Unknown: Will leading the leftmost crack on the fin (5.10+) |
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Sufferin' Succatash: Midway up one of the stellar chimney climbs, right of the rock route "3D" |
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A Usable Amount: Lots of hard routes on this wall. The most prominent yellow ice is "A Usable Amount", put up by Will |
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Gate Keeper: Joe on Gate Keeper, just left of the 2nd hitch-up-matilda; we bailed here due to delaminated ice |
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The Matrix: Matrix wall from high on Scott Decapio's route. Visible are Gold Rush, Fools Gold, and The Matrix. Way to the right are the hangers climbed by Alex Lowe |
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Matrix Direct, The Other One: My first try on leashless tools; I failed miserably, lowering off just after this point |
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Matrix Direct, The Other One: Bones gets established on the ice |
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Matrix Direct, The Other One: The Matrix with just enough ice to make it climbable |
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Matrix Direct, The Other One: Bones places a screw in the better ice |
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Matrix Direct, The Other One: View of the Matrix; the "other one" starts on the rock between the pines. |
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Matrix Direct, The Other One: At the top of the M7+ rock section |
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Matrix Direct, The Other One: High on the upper section |
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Matrix Direct, The Other One: Cranking through the initial overhanging crack |
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Matrix Direct, The Other One: Bones works out the moves on the initial overhanging crack |
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Gate Keeper: The route Gate Keeper (the thin ribbon on the left) as seen from De Capio's route |
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Unknown: Climbing a pillar on the east side of Avalanche Pass before one reaches the lake; the climb is broken into two parts -- the initial pillar to a ledge, then a rock overhang |
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Unknown: Bones climbs thin, poorly protected ice leading to a free-hanging ice column above |
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Tad's map of Avalanche Lake showing the routes |
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Keymaster: Jim climbs the first ascent of Keymaster, a mixed route just right of Gatekeeper (Copyright © Simeon Warner) |