Location: Unnamed Wall, Main Fork - Hyalite Canyon
Route: 35 meters, WI 3
The Unnamed Wall is one of the best crags in Hyalite Canyon with many ice flows ranging from moderate to expert and only a short distance further on the approach than the popular Genesis Area. From the Grotto Falls parking lot, continue up the trail until the first small meadow on your right. There is usually a climbers trail here. Head right crossing the creek and up the mountain side where Bingo World Cave (a hanging dagger of ice) will come into immediate sight. To get to the Fat One, continue along the rock band left past Thrill Is Gone. The Fat One is a giant flow of WI 3 ice for the moderate ice climber. Pick any line and make your way to a tree belay 35 meters up. Rappel the route.
This route begins in a mini avalanche zone so be weary of conditions. There often is a lot of fallen directly below the climb so belay from the right or left side. This may allow you to get away with a 60 meter rope as well. You can choose to begin the route with steep WI 4 ice if desired or low grade WI 3 ice, Either approach leads to very low angle WI 2 to the tree rappel. This is a great beginner route for lead climbing or if you are waiting to hop on a nearby flow.
Check out the Fat One below!