SMG guide Drew Daly and I got out yesterday to check out the ice on the lower flanks of Cobb Peak.  The climbing is located at 10,000 feet and we approached through as much as 2.5 feet of snow!  Skiers–none of this snow has faceted and at least for now it looks like a great base!  The ice conditions were thin and wet, but hey, it’s only October! 

There are fixed anchors (3/8′ bolts with Metolius Rap Hangers) at the top and the climbs can be TR’d with a 60m rope.  There is also a set of anchors about 100 feet lookers right of the main flow for a mixed line that isn’t currently in condition.

Approaching the Cobb Ice.

Approaching the Cobb Ice.

Drew's Alpine Bender Continues!

Drew's Alpine Bender Continues!