Cleaver’s disappointing route As seen, minor changes were observed, although the overall taste is quite similar to the previous DC post. There is still only one ladder that crosses the gap in 13,000 minutes. It is not vertical and the ladder is about eight feet high – see photo at the end of this post.
The transition from ice to rock as you get to the bottom of the knife was more “sporty” as the glacier retreated from the cliff. The candle / snowflake that climbers use to access the knife goes through a deep ditch. This area is prone to rocks falling from above, so climbers have to move fast, but it is also a place where climbers do not want to travel or fall because of the deep moat. Efficient and safe trips are recommended.
The wind was especially strong on the weekend. Remember to make sure of the tent and equipment when climbing. It is best to drop the tent poles and flatten your tent to reduce the profile during these larger wind events. Return to the camp and find a tent in the sea and nest in the depths of the gap.
Rock falls tend to increase during periods of strong winds. When traveling on rocky parts of the route, such as clips and crevices of the cathedral, remember to keep your head on the revolver and watch out for falling rocks. In addition to clearing your eyes, do your best not to destroy the rocks when climbing or descending, especially if climbers are following you along the way.
Stay safe, be polite and happy on the climb!
|Looking at Ingraham Flats from Cleaver’s “nose”|
|A crowded path that descends only from a 13,000-meter ladder.|
|Snow hollow fins at the base of the knife.|