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Winter climbing in the Ramsheads from last year. 19-Apr-2013 At 1:24:02 PM bultitude
Hey, I'm "Bulti", I led this and edited.

The Nut was in a different crack and seemed pretty secure, I've got footage of it being cleaned, but i cut it cause i felt it was getting pretty shaky/boring lol!

Actually the screw was pretty good when I led. The left side was iced up a fair amount better than the right (it was more in the shade) and the core of the screw was continuous. Better than some screws i've placed not as good as others!

The tricky part to protect is actually the head wall above, where there was a rock bulge thing to mantle onto the top. Took me a while to "arrange" a no.1 knifeblade that may have held body weight :P

Also lesson learned about taking a half/twin and tieing in at the middle and leading on that. Rope got seriously twisted! not too mention I ran out just where I needed to belay luckily!

The Ramsheads look like a good spot for some seriously fun mixed/snow covered, rock/rime, steep, short stuff. The only problem is the access is a little odd. You can catch the chairlift almost there, but not till 9:30 which is really too late. So if you want good ice you'd have to hike the resort in the dark or sleep up top! Ohh well could be worse!

Some of the best accessed mixed stuff looks to be opposite Seaman's Hut on the etheridge!

Check out those rime filled cracks with easy hut access!

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