Consolation WI 3

Above the remains of the historic power station in the Merkurá gorge on the True Left. The route went up the cascade to the left of the cave like feature at the bottom. Left again there is a steeper WI4 variation that looks good. Climbed in two shortish pitchs around WI3/3+. The top out is „mixed“ and you have to hunt hard for a top anchor.

Rich Bell & Adam Watson, 03/02/2020.

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Svæði Mörk / Merkurá
Tegund Ice Climbing
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2 related routes

Consolation WI 3

Above the remains of the historic power station in the Merkurá gorge on the True Left. The route went up the cascade to the left of the cave like feature at the bottom. Left again there is a steeper WI4 variation that looks good. Climbed in two shortish pitchs around WI3/3+. The top out is „mixed“ and you have to hunt hard for a top anchor.

Rich Bell & Adam Watson, 03/02/2020.

Last Light Dash WI 3

This route is located in the next side ravine beyond the ‘Dominos’ gully on the true right of the Merkurá valley.

Climbed in one long pitch. The route begins up WI3 steps, with straight forward footwork on fat ice even when other routes in the area are on the lean side. From the obvious constriction the route lays back to WI2 for approximately 30m for a total length of around 55m. (Note the first „step“ is hidden in the photo)

Rich Bell & Mery González Tejada, 01/01/2021.

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