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East Face South Side/Front Porch 

YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II British: D 2c

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II British: D 2c [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Warren Teissier on May 14, 2002
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Description 

This route follows the left side of the East face until it reached the SouthEast ridge. From there, it follows the ridge past two notches to the summit

Start at the low point of the rock, near the South (left side). Work your way to the ridge near a large pine tree. From there follow a slot/chimney to the a large ledge. Alternatively, exit the slot to the right and climb the face to the top of a pinnacle and traverse left back into the slot and onto the ledge.

Crank up the short South facing headwall to get to the East face once again and climb up to the ridge once more and to the next large notch. Bypass the notch by traversing West and North.

Climb up a steep exposed 10ft section at the notch that will deposit you on an easy 30 ft ramp that leads to the summit.

Descent - Follow the North East ridge to a gully and descend the gully.


Protection 

Standard Flatiron rack



Photos of East Face South Side/Front Porch Slideshow Add Photo
Warren Teissier (top) and Myke Komarnitsky in the chimney/slot on the Frontporch, East Face South Side
Warren Teissier (top) and Myke Komarnitsky in the ...
Warren Teissier slabbing on the Frontporch.
Warren Teissier slabbing on the Frontporch.
Warren Teissier and Myke Komarnitsky approaching the summit of the Frontporch (they are not on route - you want to go around the gendarme they are climbing on the left).
Warren Teissier and Myke Komarnitsky approaching t...
Dan at the beginning. He got a piece in shortly above his stance. The next piece was a questionable piece about 70 feet higher.
Dan at the beginning. He got a piece in shortly ab...
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By Ryko
Nov 3, 2009

Just beware there is a huge runout on the first pitch; it really is a solo.

And don't make the mistake of going to the roof straight above you. About 20-30 feet below that is a pseudo ledge that makes an easy traverse to the belay tree. If you do go to the roof below the bulge, the traverse over is at about the 5.8-9 range.