Illumination Rock, Rime Dog

Topo courtesy of Zac Riesner

Faced with a 1 day weather window, and deep snow in the mountains, Beau and I headed for the friendly alpine playground of Illumination Rock. We did the most reliable and fun route on the sunny South Face of the I-Rock, It is a route I named after my girlfriends late pet: Rime, our Scottish Deerhound. I had done the route a couple of times before, it is worth repeating for sure. It offers 4 short pitches of outstanding moderate mixed climbing at a lower angle. It also now has a rap anchor at the finish that gets you most of the way down to the South Chamber with a single rope rappel. We had a blast!  Mikes tr, under thin conditions

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Rime, and her beauty.

Rime Dog

Topo courtesy of Tim Olson. copyrighted.

Pitch 2, photo by Beau

p3, the rime chimney, photo by Beau

Crux, pitch 3, by Beau

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