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Crystal Chandelier is still in.

fbruhwiler said Wed, 07 Mar 2012 15:34:19 -0800

Crystal Chandelier is still in.
Was able to scramble to kb and column stance, then climb 60m pitch, and then a 40m pitch to top. First pitch was a little difficult to protect and find good placements in sections, but last pitch had lots of good ice. As of yesterday the climb is still in the shade all day and you can drive to last switchback.

hekki3 said Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:56:18 -0700

Climbed on Cokely wall this weekend. All of the routes there are climable as well weepy wall had many lines that looked good to go. However there is a rotten layer of frozen snow on all lower angle sections so there is some excavation required to expose the ice underneath. Lots of new snow in general, had to park at the bottom of the valley just after the last bridge and ski a few hrs to the Cokely Wall.

john said Mon, 19 Mar 2012 22:11:49 -0700

Looks like a nice line. But I doubt it could be a new route.  Good climbers have been climbing all over arrowsmith for 30 years. Totally sweet though if you plucked that obvious line. Could it be "bloddy knuckles"? I have always assumed everything off the road has been climbed lots. Probably by foweraker and friends.......

hekki3 said Mon, 19 Mar 2012 23:25:15 -0700

You very well may be right, considering that the chandelier was climbed in the 70's from what i've read earlier....but information on the other routes in the area appears to be hard to come by...would be nice to confirm though. I climbed two other routes left of this one earlier this winter that were both one pitch routes between a 2 & 3+, perhaps one of those routes could be knuckles? or maybe the one we did...? I've heard that there quite a few lines on arrowsmith that have been done but not much information is out there for them...

john said Tue, 20 Mar 2012 14:59:33 -0700

Ya the info on routes in the area is really lacking.  Its for sure the most popular  peak on vancouver island.  And phils book "Island Alpne"  is not very detailed for such a big popular mountain.


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