“Punani Tsunami” M7(ish), Cougar Creek. Bryce Brown and Lyle Rotter Dec 23, 2013.
This is a mixed line to gain the unformed ice of Explodomatic. If you are wondering about the name, the Urban Dictionary can fill you in...
The last edition of the ice guide is somewhat vague about the location of this climb. We think we have it figured out. Walk to Canadian Forks, take a right then another right (as described) - basically continue past the Planet X rock area. Explodo is about 20 min from the Forks. Total stumble is 1.5-2 hours depending on how much snow is hiding the boulders and ice in the river bed.
Start on thin ice on the left of the curtain then some rock moves to swing onto the main flow. 4 bolts and a few screws (no rock gear needed). Bolt anchor at top of ice on the left. 30m rap.
The Gong Show is another 15min past Explodo up the same drainage. It is in. We suspect the “partially formed pillar” described in the guide is probably Explodomatic.