Waterworld, WI2-3, 5-15m
FA-Greg Cornell, Nov./2009
Lots of water, lots of world to see from up here. This a good place to be alone and solo in a high remote setting. Best to do early as avi hazard does exist on the approach. Park in the lot along Hwy#1A as for Rat’s Nest Cave/Grotto Corner. Hike up the good trail on the left of the gully for 1.5hrs till you reach the ice Lady of the Rockies(WI3). From the base of this ice, hike up the open gully heading right to another deep cirque containing many steep unclimbed drips. Hike above it, and around, and down to a 150m long wall of super solid rock that is Waterworld.
The ice smears on the left of the wall are 5m high, the center section is 15m high and the far right smears are 10m high. The rock is like one solid piece, has very limited gear placements(some thin cracks) but would make a wonderful traverse as it is covered in foot-sized ledges or good mixed practice on the less formed. There are trees above to run a TR, bring long slings. The far right end has a easy slope of ice to make fast descents back to the base again. Many of the various ice drips have been climbed.