Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Ingraham Direct/Disappointment Cleaver 6/23

 The Ingraham Direct (ID) is moving towards the end of its season. At 11500' just above Ingraham Flats the Disappointment Cleaver (DC) route is being put in by guide services who are anticipating the ID falling out as the weather is warming up. The DC route is crossed off by guide service flagging.

As the weather warms the ID will have increased rockfall, icefall, avalanche and crevasse hazard. For now the ID continues to be climbed by guide services and independent parties alike. The cleaver is still blanketed with steep snow; consequential fall zones on the cleaver will push climbers to place running protection.