New Mixed Route at Sandstone

Today I climbed a new mixed route at the Sandstone Ice Park in Minnesota. I cleaned the route and placed a two bolt anchor above it this past fall. I finally got the chance to head up to Sandstone for the send! The route was in great condition. It is a vertical crack in a corner that varies from a 0.3 to a number 2 cam. in the conditions I had, the crack had sections that were iced up and require precise and delicate swings.

The route is located in the in a corner on the north west side of the pit right next to the bathrooms on the way in to the main quarry. The route is leadable on trad gear and has a two bolt anchor on top with steel biners. If youd prefer not to lead the route is still a little dirty and will hopefully get cleaner as more people climb it. I believe I did more cleaning on route than I did on rappel while bolting it.

Unnamed M7 ~40 feet

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