Mosaic of key areas along the Rainbow Slide of Gothics.
Bottom pitch of the Rainbow Slide, a nice ice field.
Anthony changing gear in the woods.
Tiers of ice decorate the edge to the north.
Wind starts to increase from the east.
Anthony at the top of the first pitch.
Gully between the first pitch and the middle face.
A walk through open birch.
Below the middle right face (about 200' high).
South side of the middle pitch.
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Walking up the ice on the south side of the slide, about halfway to the summit.
The pitch increases as we near the ledge bands.
First set of ledge with some thin ice.
Yes, the pitch really is that steep in the center...no camera tricks.
Anthony climbs the first ledge.
Our next obstacle after some more deep snow.
A closer look at the second climb; my tracks are leading from the north to the base of the ice. Above is a 10-15' run of near vertical ice.
More slab as the pitch gets more gentle about 150 feet below the ridge.
Anthony during the trek to the ridge through the dense conifers.
Looking down True North Slide on the other side of Gothics.
Looking up True North.
More True North views.
Outlet of True North into the drainage leading toward Orebed Brook.